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June 5, 2013

Philadelphia History Museum At The Atwater Kent Debuts Its New LGBT Exhibit, Private Lives in Public Spaces, Today, Wednesday, June 5

The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent features artifacts from the city's past and opens its new LGBT exhibition today. (Photo by T. Scheid for GPTMC)

Make your way to the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent starting Wednesday, June 5 to view the new exhibit Private Lives in Public Spaces: Bringing Philadelphia’s LGBT History Out in the Open.

Occupying the museum’s Philadelphia Voices Community History Gallery, the exhibit tells the story of the LGBT experience in our city from the 1950s through present day.

The very special exhibition is presented in partnership with the William Way Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center, and it is the first solo LGBT history display in a mainstream museum in Philadelphia.

Featured items include a photo wall, audio and video footage, club jackets, buttons, scrapbooks, magazines and personal correspondence. This is the first time many of these objects will be viewed in a museum setting.

Private Lives in Public Spaces opens on Wednesday, June 5, just in time for PrideDay on Sunday, June 9.

Private Lives in Public Spaces: Bringing Philadelphia’s LGBT History Out in the Open
When: Opening Wednesday, June 5
Where: Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent, 15 S. 7th Street
Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for students and teens (13-18) and free for children 12 and under
More info: www.philadelphiahistory.org

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