Discovering LGBTQ History

Preservation Maryland will lead a collaborative of academic, municipal, and community stakeholders in a statewide strategy to document and  include the important and lasting contributions of Maryland’s LGBTQ community and the places associated with their lives with new and updated nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.


The Problem

There are only 15 historic sites recognized for LGBTQ history out of a collection of 1.8 million contributing resources, buildings, sites, districts, structures, and objects, on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Fix

Updates

DECEMBER 2018

On Sunday, December 9, 2018, the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation will host a community meeting to report the findings of their semester-long research and documentation of LGBTQ history in Baltimore. This event is supported in part by a Heritage Fund Grant from Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust.

EVENT INFORMATION

NOVEMBER 2018

The University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation will host a workshop on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB) to hear from the community about important LGBTQ spaces and places in Baltimore in order to help us document this important history for future generations.  This event is supported in part by a Heritage Fund Grant from Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust.

NOVEMBER 2018

Preservation Maryland and the University of Maryland will present a free lecture and reception with LGBTQ history and preservation expert, Susan Ferentinos, Ph.D. on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Chase Brexton Health Care in Baltimore City. Dr. Ferentinos is author of the award-winning book, “Interpreting LGBT History at Museum and Historic Sites. This event is supported in part by a Heritage Fund Grant from Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust.

RESOURCES

2018
LGBTQ America HistoryPin Map
National Park Service

2016
LGBTQ Heritage Theme Study
National Park Service

2011
LGBTQ Heritage Initiative
Baltimore Heritage

IN THE NEWS

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Places With Pride
Maryland Today

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The Six-to-Fix program allows Preservation Maryland to take direct action to fulfill its mission to protect the best of Maryland. Your donation helps provide technical assistance through Preservation Maryland staff and preservation experts to threatened and underutilized historic places – your donation has a direct impact on saving Maryland architecture and history.

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You can help. Six-to-Fix rallies the Maryland preservation community around discrete and necessary tasks and projects to advance each project. Folks with all skills and interests are encouraged to sign-up. You will receive periodic announcements with opportunities to participate, and we hope you can join us to save history together.

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