June 4 | 6 – 8 PM | San Diego History Center
Join San Diego EMP for a tour of the San Diego History Center’s exhibition, LGBTQ+ San Diego, with curator Lillian Faderman. Lillian will discuss the stories of struggles and triumphs of the LGBTQ+ community in San Diego, beginning with persecution, then looking at the ways the LGBTQ+ community organized in San Diego. She will highlight documents, photos, artifacts, and brief videos that trace these early attempts to fight back and to claim a legitimate presence in San Diego.
Lillian Faderman is an internationally known scholar of LGBTQ+ History and literature. She has authored numerous books of LGBTQ+ community including The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle and Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death. Her books have been translated into seven languages.
Tour begins at 6:15 pm and will last about an hour. Attendees are welcome to experience the exhibition on their own after the tour ends.
The tour is free, however, a donation of $5 is requested to support San Diego EMP’s mission of providing professional development programs for local museum professionals.
See you there!
San Diego EMP
Thursday, May 7th
6pm – 8pm
San Diego History Center
The San Diego History Center and San Diego Magazine have teamed up to bring 21-and over Centennial Celebration excitement to Balboa Park on May 7, from 6-8pm. “Throwback Thursdays” blend an evening of hosted food and cocktails, with education, music and games. Three events in 2015 will be themed to various aspects of the 1915 Panama-Canal Exposition. With the History Center providing the unique setting dedicated to that event and San Diego Magazine’s reputation for throwing memorable parties, this event is going to be truly one-of-a kind.
The educational portion of the event will lecture from noted historian, Dr. Iris Engstrand, and curator of the current History Center exhibition San Diego Invites the World, the exhibit showcasing the 1915 Panama-California Exposition prompted the building of Balboa Park and put San Diego on the world map. Attendees will also receive free admission access to the History Center’s two Exposition-oriented exhibitions: Masterworks: Art of the Exposition Era and San Diego Invites the World.
The Expo-themed event also features hosted lite bites and cocktails from some of San Diego’s premier caterers and craft cocktail purveyors like: Coast Catering, Eco Cater and Please & Thank You Liquor Bar and a DJ spinning turn-of-the-20th century tunes, remixed to modern beats as well as games and a Tweet wall.
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