We are excited to announce the program for the upcoming Queering the History Museum Symposium. Please join us on June 8th, from 10 am to 5 pm, at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle for the following presentations. Registration opens at 9:45 am.
10:15 am to 10:30 am Opening Remarks
Leonard Garfield, Executive Director, Museum of History and Industry
10:30 am to 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions
Session 1: A Witness to History: Recording the Modern LGBT Movement from the Inside OUT Social Outreach Seattle
Presenters: Shaun Knittel, Founder and President, Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea) and Associate Editor, Seattle Gay News; Dru Dinero, SOSea Video Production Director, Founder and President, Visual Affairs
Session 2: Imperial Theme Park or Site of Resistance? The Case of The GLBT History Museum – GLBT History Museum San Francisco
Presenters: Gerard Koskovich, Curator and Independent Scholar; Don Romesburg, Curator and Assoc. Professor at Sonoma State University; Amy Sueyoshi, Curator and Assoc. Dean at San Francisco State University
11:45 am to 12:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
Session 1: Narrating Our Own Tales: A Queer Digital Storytelling Project QTM Digital Storytelling Workshop Films and Filmmakers Panel
Presenters: Filmmakers– Isis Asare, Mian Carvin, Petra Davis, Margaret Elisabeth, Fia Gibbs, Caleb Hernandez, Jourdan Keith, Jacque Larrainzar; Project Coordinator–Nicole Robert
Session 2: Supporting Our History: A Foundation’s Role in Preserving Individual and Collective LGBTQ Histories Pride Foundation
Presenter: Gunner Scott, Director of Programs for the Pride Foundation
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm Lunch Break
Drop in Revealing Queer Exhibition Plan Review
1:45 pm to 2:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
Session 1: Snapshots and Snippets: Words of Wisdom Snatched from Oral Herstories of our Lesbian Foremothers Puget Sound-Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (PS-OLOC)
Presenters: Members of the Queer Crone Coordinating Council of PS-OLOC–Deirdre Knowles, Lin Simpson, Kathleen Prezbindowski, Suzanne Weinheimer, Gloria Stancich, Aganita Varkentine, Casey Hannan, Jolly Sue Baker
Session 2: Queer Histories in MOHAI’s Exhibits
Presenter: Curt Fischer, Community historian
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Keynote Presentation
Doing It For Ourselves: Queer Museology Outside the Museum – Pop Up Museum of Queer History
Presenter: Hugh Ryan, Founding Director – The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History
4:30 pm to 4:50 pm Closing Remarks
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Reception
We will conclude the evening with a celebratory reception from 5 pm to 6:30 pm on the historic steam ship Virginia V with a performance by Captain Smartypants from the Seattle Men’s Chorus. Food and drinks will be available.
Tickets are available now on the MOHAI website. Hope to see you there!
*Please note: Program schedule is subject to change.