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

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The History Project's Events Calendar


THURSDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2015 | 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Tickets: $75

The History Project is pleased to announce that Abe Rybeck has been named the 2015 recipient of the HistoryMaker Award.


This year, we'll present two Lavender Rhino Awards: to activist and organizer
Christine M. Hurley (left), and to Sandi Hammond (right) and the Butterfly Music Transgender Chorus.

Beacon Hill History Through the LGBTQ Lens

The Otis House

Saturday, October 3, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.

Join The History Project, Boston's independent LGBTQ archives, for a walking tour of Beacon Hill from an LGBTQ perspective. Learn about historic LGBTQ civil and political rights organizations, protests, bar culture, and the lives of activists and boundary-pushers, including Prescott Townsend, Sarah Orne Jewett and Annie Fields, and the Boston Bohemians.

Tours begin at Otis House. Highlights include Sporters and Gerry Sawyer Square, Charles Street Meeting House, and the homes of several Boston Bohemians. In partnership with The History Project.

$15 Historic New England members
$20 nonmembers Registration is required. Please call 617-994-5920 or buy online at:

Tickets and more information here.

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.

Caril Mitro - a Boston deejay (1270, Chaps) and long-time proprietor of the
Vinyl Connection record store - talks with Brian Halligan about her legendary career.

The "From the Archives" Series
  • Boston Bar Culture

    7:00 to 9:00 pm, Thursday, September 24, 2015

    Andrew and Libby will be talking about collecting the history of Boston's LGBTQ bars and introducing our 2015-2016 event schedule. On display will be photos, glassware, matchbooks, flyers, and other bar-related history.

Read more about the From the Archives Series.

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The History Project: Calendar

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

The History Project | 29 Stanhope Street, Boston MA 02116
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