Thank you to all of those who participated in our “Edmonton Queer History Days” at the Edmonton Public Library January 11th, 18th and 25th. Many moving stories were shared and video recorded and treasure was collected for the city and provincial archives. Our “35 years of pride” exhibition at the Art Gallery of Alberta (June 5th – 19th) will be richer because of you.
Did you want to share your story but were unable to attend? Do you still have material that you would like to scan or share? Stop by the Makerspace at Stanley Milner Library during library hours and the librarians would be happy to assist you.
Do you have material that you would like to contribute to our exhibition or to the city archives? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to arrange pick-up or delivery.
Here are a few of the treasures that were shared:
Cards (Here is a link to many membership cards from clubs and meeting places of days past)
Newspaper (here is a scanned copy of a newspaper article from 1997 where the Alberta Government was resisting the inclusion of gay rights)
We hope that many more stories will be shared and this site will become a wikipedia of knowledge for future generations of authors, historians, musicians, or curious citizens.
Is someone or something missing? Let us know! Got a story? Write it up and we will share it!
Thank you again to the Makerspace staff and the EPL team for their assistance in making this event a success! Thank you to all those who came and contributed and shared their stories!