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Live on Zoom
Safe/Haven: Gay Life in 1950s Cherry Grove
Wed, July 21 | 4 pm ET | $10 ($5 Members)

Join us for a live, virtual journey through history, as Museum docents or curators answer walk you through a slideshow of objects and imagery and answer questions via Zoom, an easy-to-use video conferencing platform that requires no special login or membership. 


Gay Life in 1950s Cherry Grove explores the gay and lesbian community that flourished during the 1950s on Fire Island through some 70 enlarged photographs and additional ephemera. Together with creative figures like Truman Capote, W.H. Auden, Carson McCullers, and Patricia Highsmith, these visitors to the Grove took pleasure in the costumed parties, theatrical events, and liberated atmosphere that this gay sanctuary provided. This docent-led virtual presentation explores the gay and lesbian community that flourished during the 1950s in Cherry Grove through photographs and additional ephemera from the unique holdings of the Cherry Grove Archives Collection.


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.

After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the virtual presentation. A member of the New-York Historical staff will also send a reminder email with instructions 24-hours in advance of the presentation. Questions or concerns? Please email group.tours@nyhistory.org.

Image: Hot House, 1958. Cherry Grove Archives Collection, Gift of Harold Seeley

Creative: Tronvig Group