June 3-15: Discussing How to Include LGBT/Q Stories in Our Museums

The Queering the Museum symposium at the Museum of History and Industry is set to spark discussion on the inclusion of LGBT/Q communities in history museums. Other grant-funded events and Speakers Bureau presentations are also offered around the state.

This Week & Next highlights upcoming events and news from Humanities Washington, our many community partners and like-minded organizations around the state.

Look for the latest edition every Monday morning, or check out our full calendar at Humanities.org.

THIS WEEK (June 3-8, 2013)


Queering the MuseumSEATTLE – The Museum of History & Industry hosts its second annual Queering the Museum Symposium, a community event exploring themes and concepts surrounding the representation of LGBT/Q people in museums, on Saturday (June 8). [Details] This year’s symposium will focus on history museums and include the opportunity to give input on an LGBT/Q history exhibition the museum will host in its Community Gallery in 2014. This program is supported by a Humanities Washington grant.

TUESDAY (June 4)

REDMOND – Speakers Bureau’s Amy Rubin, Exploring the Magical Process of Creating Music. [Details]

SEATTLE – here:now at the Frye Art Museum tour. [Details]


Hank Cramer

Hank Cramer

LONGVIEW – Speakers Bureau’s Hank Cramer, One Trail, Many Voices: Songs of the Oregon Trail. [Details]

SEATTLE – Speakers Bureau’s Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Human Trafficking in Washington: From the Historic Mercer Maids to Sexual Exploitation in Internet Ads. [Details]

FRIDAY (June 7)

STATEWIDE – Applications for Summer Spark Grants are due. [Details]


Julia Harrison

Julia Harrison

MUKILTEO – Speakers Bureau’s Julia Harrison, A World of Sweets in Washington State. [Details]

NEXT WEEK (June 9-15, 2013)

TUESDAY (June 11)

MONROE – Speakers Bureau’s Amy Rubin, Exploring the Magical Process of Creating Music. [Details]

SATURDAY (June 15)

REDMOND – Speakers Bureau’s Claudia Rowe, The New Front Page: 21st Century Journalism and What it Means for You. [Details]

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