Hosted by the Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America.
The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, founded in 2015, is the first cultural heritage initiative to document historic LGBT spaces in the city’s five boroughs. The panelists will focus on sites from the 1840s to the 1920s. Special attention will be given to the project’s work in amending the National Register of Historic Places nomination of the Alice Austen House in Staten Island. Other sites include Walt Whitman’s Brooklyn residence and the Henry Street Settlement, co-founded by progressive reformer Lillian Wald, as well as early bar and social spaces in downtown Manhattan.
Hear Project co-directors Andrew Dolkart, Ken Lustbader and Jay Shockley and Project manager Amanda Davis speak on the creation of the LGBT Historic Sites Project as well as sites in the Victorian era and their impact on LGBT history.