New York State History is rich in stories of LGBTQ+ individuals, their accomplishments, and the fight for equality. Until recently though, these stories were drastically underrepresented in the New York State Museum’s collections. Join NYS senior historian Ashley Hopkins-Benton to learn about the LGBTQ+ artifacts the Museum currently has, the hidden stories we have coaxed out of our collection, and how we will work to grow the collection in the future.
This program is free and located at The Hollow Bar + Kitchen in downtown Albany, New York. Food and drink will be available for purchase. For more information, please call (518) 474-0575 or visit www.nysm.nysed.gov. Support for this program is provided by the SUNY Albany History Department and the 400 Years of Inequality Initiative.
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is located at 79 North Pearl Street Albany, New York 12207 (www.thehollowalbany.com).