Our precious GLBT history is on the move! We were running out of space at our Mission Street location — and a rent hike at the end of the lease prompted us to look for a new home.
After a yearlong search, the society has found a larger, more appropriate space for our extensive archives, which preserve more than 100 years of GLBT documents, artifacts and stories. This means more room for collections, researchers, visitors and staff.
The GLBT History Museum will remain in the Castro, but the archives will now be housed at 989 Market St. in downtown San Francisco. We are planning to start the big move in May and anticipate that it will take two months.
We need your help to make the move. As you can imagine, office space in San Francisco’s real estate climate is an expensive undertaking. The expansion of our archives is crucial to preserving the stories of our lives for future generations. Below, our managing archivist, Joanna Black, tells just one story that shows how our expanding and improving our archives makes it possible to organize and properly store historical materials.
For more information on the move and to make a donation today, visit our Indiegogo fundraising page.