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

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Announcing the 2014 HistoryMaker Awards...

On October 2nd, 2014, The History Project invites you to celebrate Boston's gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) history and to join us in honoring the community members and organizations who make history every day.

This year we will honor
The Hon. Byron Rushing
Massachusetts House of Representatives


The Hon. Byron Rushing and Frieda Garcia
Photo: Justin Knight/Justin Knight Photography

Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and dessert will be served.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Club Cafe | 209 Columbus Ave | Boston

Read more about the awards and get your tickets today!



Announcing the
WHITE PARTY HISTORY PROJECT



The History Project is thrilled to announce the launch of The White Party Exhibit, a thirty-year, multi media photo retrospective of this P'Town phenomenon.

Read more about the White Party History Project - and help us make it a reality!

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this exhibition and the work of The History Project.




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Watch clips from interviews in
the Boston Deejay Project
 

We're collecting oral histories on 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 Steven Burke talks about Boston gay bar 1270 in the early 1970s - the music, the scene, and some creative ways that resident deejay (and Steven's mentor) Jimmy Stuard mixed music.



The "From the Archives" Series
  • Roger & Frank: Gay Life & Love in the 1950s, with Robert Young

    6:00 to 8:00 pm, Thursday, October 23, 2014


  • All events in this series are held at The History Project, 29 Stanhope Street in Boston, unless otherwise noted. Events run from 6:00 o 8:00pm and are free and open to the public.

    RSVPs are required. Email info@historyproject.org
    Or connect with us on Facebook - to find out more!
Read more about the From the Archives Series.
 


Items from the Tom Kanar collection, discussed on
Feb 28, 2013



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
 

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