LGBTQ+ WORCESTER

LGBTQ+ WORCESTER HISTORY PROJECT

 

History is very important and powerful. In a way, if you’re not remembered, you don’t exist.

-Martha Brockman, Gay & Lesbian Community Coalition of Central Massachusetts, 1993

The Worcester LGBTQ+ History Project is a commitment to collecting, preserving, and sharing Worcester’s queer history—past, present, and future. It is a community project an invitation to all to share, to engage…to understand.

“For the Record” was a “down payment of sorts, in a larger project to build a sustainable physical and digital archive.” The exhibit and catalog were the achievements of strong community partnerships with the leadership of local scholars Joseph Cullon, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; the late Robert Tobin, Clark University; and Stephanie Yuhl, College of the Holy Cross, along with a community advisory board, student contributors, and—of course—the contributions of those who lived these stories, making history then and now.

 

EXPLORE THE COLLECTION AND ARCHIVE

 

Search currently available collection holdings, or, contact the museum to speak with the library manager of the curator of collections by emailing info@worcesterhistory.net or calling 508.753.8278.

 

 

 

TOUR THE EXHIBIT

For the Record” in the Booth Gallery of Worcester Historical Museum, April – November 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE CATALOG

FOR THE RECORD  LGBTQ+ Worcester
Authors/Exhibit Historians/Guest Curators:
Joseph F. Cullon, Robet Dream Tobin, Stephanie E. Yuhl
116 pages, softcover, $25.00
Available at local bookstores and from the Worcester Historical Museum’s shop,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOUR LGBTQ+ WORCESTER

“When Main Street Was Gay” @lgbtqworcestertour.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUR HISTORY MATTERS

Take your place in the story by sharing memories, photographs, artifacts, and more.
Contact the LGBTQ+ History Project by emailing info@worcesterhistory.net or calling 5087538278.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit Us

Address
30 Elm Street
Worcester, MA 01609
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Contact Us
e: info@worcesterhistory.net
p: (508) 753-8278

Museum Hours

Gallery Hours
Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-4PM
Every fourth Thursday until 8:30PM

Library Hours
(By appointment only) Wednesday-Saturday
10AM-4PM library@worcesterhistory.net

Salisbury Mansion
Thursday-Saturday, 1-4PM

Closed: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Patriot’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

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