Interpreting LGBT History at Museums and Historic Sites is now a reality! I wrote this book to provide a road map for those in the museum field who are interested in exploring and presenting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history. Pre-orders of the book shipped last week, and between now and the end of December 2014, the publisher (Rowman & Littlefield) is offering a 30% discount on orders placed through its website, with coupon code RLWEB3014.
The book combines an overview of LGBT history with case studies of museums and historic sites that have interpreted this history for their visitors. It outlines various issues to consider when an organization is planning such interpretive efforts and suggests some best practices, drawn from the experiences of other organizations that have made inroads in this area.
Early reviews of the book have been enthusiastic. Bill Adair, co-author of the book Letting Go? Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World, declared it a “ground-breaking work,” while Wesley Chenault, curator of the exhibit Unspoken Past: Atlanta Lesbian and Gay History and co-founder of the John Q Collective, calls it a “must-read.” And Barbara J. Howe, an officer at the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites, has stated, “The historical overview should be required reading for all who think they know the history of the United States.”
Order the book by December 31 and take advantage of the 30% discount!