The New York State Museum has announced the first History Cafe program of the season, “Protest, Pride & Community: Representing LGBTQ+ Stories in the Museum’s Collection,” set for Tuesday, October 22nd at 6 pm.
New York State history is rich in stories of LGBTQ+ people, their accomplishments, and their fight for equality. Until recently, these stories were underrepresented in the New York State Museum’s collections. Senior historian Ashley Hopkins-Benton will talk about the LGBTQ+ artifacts the Museum currently has, the hidden stories in the collection, and how the museum plans to work to grow the collection in the future. [Read more…] about New York State Museum’s LGBTQ+ Collection