ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS DURING SIGN LANGUAGE SATURDAY
SHAKOPEE, Minn., (May 22, 2012– The Minnesota Renaissance Festival welcomes all patrons to Sign Language Saturday, September 8 2012 where interpreters will be present to sign different shows and events.
Aristotle was the first person to make a recorded claim about the Deaf. His claim was that people could only learn through hearing spoken words. This claim was finally challenged during the Renaissance in Europe. Scholars made their first attempts to educate and prove that the 2,000 year old beliefs were wrong. This historical event marked the beginning of the development of signed language. The first book that taught sign language contained the manual alphabet; it was published in 1620 by Juan Pablo de Bonet. The European Renaissance period was only the beginning of what we now call American Sign Language.
All are welcome to join in the celebration of the signed language and see our exciting performances interpreted in American Sign Language. Patrons won’t want to miss the variety of comedic acts, improvisation and interacting with our boisterous entertainers.
The Minnesota Renaissance Festival runs weekends and Labor Day, Aug. 18 – Sept 30 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., rain or shine. The Festival is located on Hwy 169, seven miles south of Shakopee. Price of admission is $20.95 for adults; $11.95 for children 5-12; four and under is free; Dogs $10.00 with registration. Discount tickets are available online and at participating Super America, Walgreens, Menards and Whole Foods Market stores. Discount coupons are available at participating Subway locations. Free parking is provided by your select GMC and Buick dealers. For more information, visit www.renaissancefest.com or call 952-445-7361.