Tour 4: Chicago History Museum: Out in Chicago

Thursday, January 5, 2012: 2:30 PM-5:00 PM
Parlor A (Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers)

Joint with the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History

Tour leader: Jennifer Brier, University of Illinois at Chicago

Join curators Jennifer Brier and Jill Austin (Chicago History Museum) for a behind the scenes tour of Out in Chicago, the Chicago History Museum's 4,000-square-foot exhibition detailing Chicago's century and a half long lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history. Designed specifically for historians and scholars attending the Chicago conference, this curator-led tour will focus on how the exhibit team transformed decades of historical scholarship on same-sex desire and gender non-conformity into a complex and emotionally charged public history display that appeals to a wide range of visitors.

(Limit 20 people) $30 members, $35 nonmembers

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