Rich, varied legacies showcased

History, art, archives unfold for 2019

LGBT History Open House at Dickinson Archives

Are you interested in seeing the LGBT History Project's archived materials up close and personal?

An open house will be held at the Dickinson College Archives at the Waidner-Spahr Library (333 W High St, Carlisle, PA) January 16-18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Jan. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. A large amount of the LGBT History Project collection will be on display on tables in the archives, so this is a great opportunity to experience our history!

New LGBT History Traveling Exhibit

The LGBT Center is part of a collaborative effort with the PA LGBT History Network in producing and circulating The Long Road to LGBTQ+ Equality in Pennsylvania, a traveling history exhibit that chronicles the efforts that activists have undertaken in Pennsylvania to achieve equality for LGBT people.

With the lack of success in passing statewide non-discrimination protections in housing, employment, public accommodations, and education, activists have been working for more than five decades to obtain these protections one battle at a time, one municipality at a time. The exhibit uses case studies of several cities and townships to highlight not just the political struggles, but the personal stories too. 

Four copies of this exhibit will travel throughout Pennsylvania beginning in mid-February 2019, in honor of the 50th anniversary year of Stonewall.

Click here for additional information.


Are you an artist? In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall this year, the LGBT History Project is partnering with the local art community to engage artists in reflecting upon this legacy.

Susquehanna Art Museum's 2019 juried exhibition, Inspired: Contemporary Responses to A Legacy of Courage, is a unique call for entries connecting artists with archives in partnership with LGBT Center of Central PA and Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections.

To make submission accessible to all and encourage the opportunity for close investigation of the LGBT History Project collection, the entry fee is waived for Inspired. Deadline for submissions is April 4, and selected items will be exhibited from May 10 to August 18.

Additional informatiopn can be found here.

The Art Association of Harrisburg announces Hope, Memory & Pride: Artists View Equality, a juried show in collaboration with the LGBT Center of Central PA, honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising in NYC.

Artist members of the AAH are encouraged and welcomed to express their support of the LGBTQ+ community by creating a work of art inspired by the LGBT Center of Central PA's History Project collection, housed at the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections in Carlisle.

Entries can be sent from July 15 through Sept. 1. They will be juried by AAH Curator, Rachel O'Connor. 

Hope, Memory & Pride will be on display from October 18 through November 21, 2019.


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