Stop by the Creative Alliance on May 15 for the opening reception of the very first exhibit showcasing items from the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore’s Archives. On view will be historical images as well as dozens of unidentified photographs from the collection. Members of the community are invited to help identify people, places and events in the photographs to ensure their proper preservation and documentation. Alongside the images, visitors will get to see a selection of posters, apparel, Gay Pride memorabilia, historical documents and other items representing the history of Baltimore’s LGBT community from the mid-1970s up through the present.
Don’t miss the gallery talk with this exhibit’s volunteer curators and archivists on Saturday, May 16 at 1:00pm at the Creative Alliance. Join us for more LGBTQ Heritage programming on May 31 for our Mount Vernon Pride walking tour.
The Archives Committee is a group of individuals dedicated to preserving the GLCCB’s more than 40 years of service to Baltimore’s LGBT Community. In partnership with the Special Collections Department at the University of Baltimore, they have been organizing and caring for memorabilia, historical documents, photographs and other items accumulated over the decades.
The committee has accomplished many goals since beginning their work in 2012 – most significantly, the acquisition and organization of almost every issue of the Baltimore Gay Paper (now Gay Life) from 1979 to present with the ultimate goal of professionally digitizing the issues and making them available online. For more information, please contact the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.