Our Mission
To document and preserve the history of Boston's LGBT community, and to share that information with the public.

Find out what we're doing...

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The History Project's Events Calendar

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Digital Collections Site

Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project
is the home of our ever-expanding digitial archives.
We're constantly scanning and digitizing our collections. As the digitial archives grow, this site offers featured items, featured collections, and recently-added items — such as three video interviews with David Peterson, Bob Volante, and John Mitzel.

Explore THP's digital collections!

The "Out of the Archives" Series

Gayme Night in the Archives!
6:00 to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Join us to explore - and play! - different LGBTQ-themed board games from our archives!

From Do You Know Enough (note the acronym...) to The Rainbow Gayme to feminist jigsaw puzzles, The History Project has a host of interesting, unique, and maybe even fun LGBTQ-themed games in our archives. Tonight, we'll dive into this diverse collection, then split up into teams and have at it!

This is a free event, but RSVPs are required via Eventbrite.

Read more about the From the Archives Series.
  The Rainbow Gayme box


Coming soon: photos from the awards!

2016 Honorees Susan Ryan-Vollmar and Corey Yarbrough


There are many ways to volunteer with The History Project. You can help us to plan events like our HistoryMaker Awards or From the Archives series, work on processing archives & new collections, or help us with fundraising.

We send out a monthly email with specific volunteer opportunities, including dates and times. To receive this volunteer-specific email, contact Tony Grima.

We hope you'll join us!

Watch clips from interviews in
the Boston Deejay Project
We're collecting oral histories from deejays in LGBT clubs in the Boston area, past and present. We put the full interviews into our archives and present parts of them on YouTube. If you are or were a DJ in Boston's gay clubs - at any point in time - and would like to sit down with The History Project, please email Tony.

Boston deejay Anthony Porter talks about his early years; going to clubs in early 70s to cruise tearooms and The Art Cinema; going to The Other Side at age 14 (1971); moving out to live on Beacon Hill at age 16; going to the 1270 in 1972 and noticing Jimmy Stuard's music.


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The History Project is a volunteer-driven organization focused on several important initiatives: 
  • Conducting research on lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgenders in Massachusetts
  • Preserving the documentary record of that community's social and historical contributions
  • Providing a forum for educating the general public

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