Living in Wilton Manors, Florida, we are very fortunate to have Pride and educate others year round with two great museums, the World AIDS Museum and Education Center and the Stonewall National Museum and Archive. There is education year round here about our community. We don't wait for that time of the year or one of those special days or weeks for a different part of our community. And both museums have historical displays that are every rotating and being added to as our community has a history that is always developing and more is being discovered.
Another community is breaking out of the "let's remember and celebrate" calendar by opening up a new exhibit this weekend.
New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania will celebrate along with Visit Bucks County by debuting an exhibit exhibit on January 13th that will be available in their lobby for viewing until Mar. 23, 2019.
Here's more information from a recent press release:
Equality – Pride in Our History Exhibit takes visitors on a journey through the decades of gay pride and will showcase a collection of stories, photos and memorabilia contributed by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning individuals and their allies (LGBTQA). This educational exhibit highlights New Hope Celebrates’ commitment to honoring the historic contributions made by gay individuals to Bucks County’s diverse, welcoming community through showcasing LGBTQ+ community from the past five decades.
The exhibit celebrates the 50th year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City that led to annual global Gay Pride parades and marches. These activities eventually contributed to the enactment of equal rights legislation as well as the legalization of gay marriage in the US.
To commemorate this event, the Equality Exhibit will showcase the gay experience of New Hope, Bucks County, PA. juxtaposed to national events that occurred in gay culture during the late 1960s through present day. It’s a colorful glimpse into the past, featuring images, artifacts, and information, highlighted by the stories of local individuals who have made meaningful contributions to New Hope and Bucks County's LGBTQ+ community.
In addition, we are honored to host the premiere of the PA LGBT History Network’s Equal Rights Display.
www.newhopecelebrateshistory.org is an interactive website where individuals can contribute their cherished photographs and stories to be archived and preserved. NHCH began to offer these images, along with editorial and artifacts, as a pop-up exhibit to be toured and treasured by both locals and tourist guests alike.
This is not the first time the exhibit has been seen as I may have lead on at the beginning as it has been in various spots in the past five years:
- New Hope Arts A-Space
- the New Hope Bucks County Playhouse Visitors Center
- in a variety of art galleries in both New Hope and neighboring Lambertville, NJ.
- at the Free Library of New Hope-Solebury
Once again, you can see the exhibit from Jan. 13th through Mar. 23rd, 2019 , from 9 am- 5 pm seven days a week at:
Visit Bucks County
3207 Street Road
An opening brunch presented by The Raven Resort will be held on Jan 13th, 2019 from 11:30am – 3:00pm.
Where do you get your LGBT history from?
Do you know it all or are yous till learning like we are? Are you open to learning more?
Let us know some of the best LGBT history resources you have come across and check out these others below.
New Hope Celebrates (NHC), is a nonprofit organization focused on highlighting the history and cultural nuances of New Hope, PA while stimulating the retail, hospitality, and professional community. NHC is comprised of an Executive Board that drives activities and events that serve the diverse LGBTQ+ populace through the creation and promotion of marketing opportunities, educational activities, and cultural events. One such event is the annual, week long PRIDE celebration held annually in May.
WHO WE ARE
We are a museum and education center that is open to the public to visit, explore and enjoy. We offer guided docent tours on request. In our main gallery is the CHRONOLOGY OF AIDS which is the history of HIV and AIDS. We have two small art galleries that offer though-provoking and heartwarming art experiences. Additionally, the research center is open to the public as well, providing the latest up-to-date information.
Stonewall National Archives currently contains more than 5,000 items, spanning more than two thousand linear feet, that document a century of LGBT cultural and social history. The professionally-catalogued archive is maintained according to strict conservation standards.