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Docent Led Gallery Tour: Stonewall 50
Gallery Tours
Tue, August 13, 12:30-1:30 pm | Adult $27 (Members $5) Senior $22 | Includes Admission


Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the dawn of the gay liberation movement on a special docent-led tour of two exhibitions—Letting Loose and Fighting Back: LGBTQ Nightlife Before and After Stonewall and By the Force of Our Presence: Highlights from the Lesbian Herstory Archives.

Explore the ways in which nightlife—though subjected to policing, unfavorable public policies, and Mafia control—has been critical to finding identity, building community, and developing political awareness. Plus, examine lesbian and queer women lives pre- and post-Stonewall, particularly in institution-building within the LGBTQ movement.


The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee participation.Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted.

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