Seen & Heard: Cultural Organizations and the LGBTQ Experience

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When and Where:
Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
at Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center

450 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Special Venue Instructions: Free parking in lot. First-come, first-serve.
Mike Barclay, Susan Ferentinos, Jordan Ryan


Event Description:

Panel discussion exploring national and local initiatives to archive, preserve, and interpret LGBTQ history and culture, as well as evolving practices to involve and include LGBTQ communities.

From local historical sites to national organizations such as the National Park Service and the American Alliance of Museums, cultural heritage and cultural arts professionals are part of the evolution of the field to tell more inclusive stories, particularly highlighting marginalized and erased communities. Dr. Susan Ferentinos, public historian, writer, consultant, and author of Interpreting LGBT History at Museums and Historic Sites will introduce current trends and issues in US LGBTQ historical interpretation. She will be joined by Jordan Ryan, Indiana Historical Society, and Mike Barclay, Indianapolis Contemporary, to discuss Indianapolis’ LGBTQ history, historic preservation, and cultural arts initiatives. Audience Q&A will follow.

Parking lot directly behind building, off New York Street. Parking is free for attendees, on a first come, first serve basis.

Walk-ins welcome.

RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 6.  

Presented by IUPUI Museum Studies Program, IUPUI Public History Program, and Indiana Historical Society.

Image Credit: Matt Buck, Creative Commons