Mark your calendars! I am currently working on a statewide historic context study of LGBTQ history in Maryland, in partnership with Preservation Maryland. As part of this effort, Preservation Maryland is hosting a series of listening sessions in different towns in June 2019, so that we can hear from local communities about potential LGBTQ sites for inclusion in the study and hear more about the sites we’ve already identified.

All these events are free and open to the public, and we are hoping to hear from a wide range of experiences of LGBTQ life in Maryland. As part of each event, I’ll also give a short presentation on our findings to date. Here’s where we’ll be when:

Takoma Park
Sunday, June 9, 2019, 10AM-12PM
Historic Takoma, Inc. 7328 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Hosted in partnership with Historic Takoma, Inc.

Eastern Shore
Monday, June 10, 2019, 6PM-8PM
Salisbury University Downtown Art Gallery
212 W Main St, Salisbury, MD 21801 Hosted in partnership with Salisbury PFLAG

Central Maryland
Tuesday, June 11, 6PM-8PM
Frederick Visitor’s Center
151 S. East St, Frederick, MD, 21701

Anne Arundel County
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 6PM-8PM
AIA Maryland
86 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401

Baltimore City
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 5:30PM-7:30PM
Chase Brexton Health Care
1111 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Please help us spread the word. You can learn more about this project and other efforts by Preservation Maryland to preserve local LGBTQ history here.