TR06 LGBTQ Providence Walking Tour

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Providence, RI 02903

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WalkingTour
Joanna M. Doherty, Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, Kate Monteiro, Community Historian and Activist, and Sarah Zurier, Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, Tour Leaders
AIA CES: 1.25 LU

This tour will explore local LGBTQ history through the urban fabric of downtown Providence, which has been a locus for LGBTQ life for over a century. Where did LGBTQ people gather in the early- to mid-1900s, forming connections that forged a community? What sites were chosen for protests and celebrations, and why? What places have been important to the advancement of LGBTQ civil rights? Stops include gay bars and lounges, past and present; the route of Providence's first Pride parade in 1976; City Hall (1878); and the Federal courthouse (1908). Stories of police raids, demonstrations, and groundbreaking legal battles will be offered alongside an analysis of the role of the built environment in the LGBTQ community's historical development. The tour will welcome broad discussion about the opportunities and challenges of interpreting place-based LGBTQ history.

This tour is open to the public and is part of the 72nd Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians.

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Contact us at 312-573-1365 or email info@sah.org.

Where does the tour meet?

The tour will depart from the ground floor lobby of the Rhode Island Convention Center (1 Sabin St, Providence). The times indicate when the tour will depart from the lobby and the time the tour will return to the convention center. Please plan to arrive a few minutes prior to the departure of your tour.

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