Seacoast LGBT History Exhibit, June 1 - 30

May 23, 2019

Exhibit: Seacoast LGBT History
June 1 – 30
Levenson Community Room

Visit the Portsmouth Public Library Levenson Room during the month of June for an exhibit featuring stories and artifacts that illustrate the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and highlight their contributions to the rich past and thriving present of the Seacoast.

A reception will be held on Wednesday, June 12 from 6 to 8 PM. (View this event on Facebook!) And don’t miss a Local History talk by librarian Sarah Cornell, “Seacoast LGBTQ History: Our Stories” on Tuesday, June 18 at 7 PM. (View this event on Facebook!)

This exhibit is presented by the Seacoast LGBT History Project, founded in 2015 by Tom Kaufhold to research, document & preserve the history of gay lesbian, bisexual & transgender people on the Seacoast of NH with emphasis on Portsmouth. The exhibit will comprise stories from the Seacoast, compiled by Sarah Cornell, a display on Gay Social Movements by Brian Hussey, along with artifacts from the Project’s collection. This exhibit was designed by Laura Horwood-Benton.

The collections of the Seacoast LGBT History Project are archived at the Portsmouth Athenaeum. Selections will also be exhibited at the Athenaeum May 3 to July 6.

The Seacoast NH LGBT History Project Steering Committee includes:

  • Tom Kaufhold, founder
  • Bruce Jolin
  • Kevin Healy
  • Sherry Wood
  • Karen Taylor
  • Brian Hussey
  • Holly Cashman
  • Sarah Cornell
Seacoast LGBT History Exhibit