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'History Comes Out' exhibit and reception

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Dickinson College will host an opening reception to celebrate “History Comes Out,” an exhibit of artifacts and archival documents from the LGBT Center of Central PA History Projec.

The reception  on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. will take place on the Waidner-Spahr Library’s lower level, 333 West High Street. The event is free and open to the public.

This year’s reception will include behind-the-scenes tours of the Archives, a hands-on display, and screenings of oral history interviews.  Interested attendees will have the opportunity to sign up to contribute their story through an oral history. Project staff will also be available to receive donations of documents, images, or artifacts during the event. 

The LGBT Center of Central PA in Harrisburg and the Dickinson Archives & Special Collections are collaborating to collect original documents that depict stories of LGBT history in Central Pa., as told by those who lived them. The documents include written accounts, video interviews, photographs and artifacts that illustrate and support those stories. The exhibit runs until Dec. 14.

Exhibit hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, college holidays excepted. For more information, email archives@dickinson.edu or call 717-245-1399.