Fighting Back: The Making of a Queer Museum

Fighting Back: The Making of a Queer Museum
Tuesday, July 25
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco
Admission: Free; $5.00 donation welcome

View through the front windows of the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco on the evening it opened for previews (December 10, 2010). Photo: Gerard Koskovich

The latest in the GLBT Historical Society’s monthly “Fighting Back” series exploring contemporary issues in a historical context, “The Making of a Queer Museum” will offer a multigenerational conversation about the role of museums in preserving and presenting the history and culture of marginalized communities.

Moderated by GLBT Historical Society Executive Director Terry Beswick, a panel of cultural activists, independent scholars and museum professionals will describe their involvement in establishing population-specific public history institutions in San Francisco and elsewhere:

The panelists’ remarks plus observations and comments from all who attend will contribute to San Francisco’s Citywide LGBTQ Cultural Heritage Strategy. For more information on the city initiative, visit the San Francisco Planning Department website.