Hidden Gems From the Society’s Archival Vault

Queeriosity Corner
Friday, February 4
6:00–7:30 p.m. PT
Online program
$5 | Free for members
GLBT Historical Society archives staff members will present a veritable treasure trove of hidden LGBTQ history gems from the archives vault. Curatorial specialist Ramón Silvestre, reference archivist Isaac Fellman and project archivist Megan Needels have selected some of the most unusual and surprising material objects in the archives, and the trio will discuss their historical significance. The program culminates with the unveiling of a recently acquired artifact from the Tool Box Bar, SoMa’s most influential leather bar of the early 1960s, that has never been seen by the public.
“Queeriosity Corner” is a quarterly program series led by Silvestre that showcases treasured physical objects from the archives. Each program in the series explores a few such select items, including paintings, sculptures, objects, costumes, drawings, posters, photographs and ephemera, most of which have never been on public display. The series also features conversations with other museum professionals on display and curation best practices, institutional partnerships and related topics, all in delightfully entertaining queer show-and-tell format. Tickets are available online here.