The GLBT History Museum in San Francisco will honor Harvey Milk Day this year by giving free admission to all visitors and providing special Milk-related displays and tours. In addition, the museum is extending a welcome to Bay Area schools, many of which plan GLBT history activities in conjunction with Harvey Milk Day.
- Brief docent tours of the museum highlighting Harvey Milk and his times will be offered every hour on the hour from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Teachers, professors and student groups can schedule other times for student tours by contacting the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Periodically throughout the day, the screen in the Main Gallery will show rare video clips of Milk from the Daniel A. Smith/Queer Blue Light Collection in the GLBT Historical Society archives.
- On an exceptional basis throughout the week of May 20, the exhibit of Milk's belongings in the Front Gallery will feature a vintage tape recorder playing Milk's political will.
The GLBT History Museum includes photographs, video, ephemera and artifacts that document Milk and his life in 1970s San Francisco not only in the Front Gallery display, but also in both "Our Vast Queer Past" in the Main Gallery and "Legendary" in the Corner Gallery. A new gallery guide set for release on Harvey Milk Day will make it easy for visitors to discover this content.
THE GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM
The GLBT History Museum is located at 4127 18th St. in San Francisco's Castro District. Open since January 2011, it is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. Currently featured in the Main Gallery is a long-term exhibition: "Our Vast Queer Past: Celebrating San Francisco's GLBT History." The Front Gallery and Corner Gallery spaces present changing exhibitions.
The museum is a project of the GLBT Historical Society, a research center and archives that collects, preserves and interprets the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and the communities that support them. Founded in 1985, the society maintains one of the world's largest collections of GLBT historical materials.
For more information, visit www.glbthistory.org.