On Saturday, August 13, 2011, the Valentine Richmond History Center presents its third annual Lesbian and Gay History Bus Tour. Leading up to the event, GayRVA.com will feature vintage photos from Beth Marshack’s “Lesbian & Gay Richmond” mirrored with images of the city today.
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Sign-up for the bus tour before August 5 and you could be entered to win your ride for free. For more information on the bus tour, click here.
Then: Broad Street Station
During World War II, the building now known as the Science Museum, was originally Broad Street Station. The station and the USO building were also full of servicemen who were either on leave or en route to a new assignment. Following years after the war, restrooms and basements of downtown hotels and travel spots became the spot for gay cruising. Because of the activity, this area became known as “the block.”
Now: The Science Museum of Virginia
The Science Museum was founded in 1970 but the Virginia General Assembly. The purpose of the museum is providing hands-on science education. There are permanent exhibitions covering health, energy and natural sciences. There are also visiting exhibits, overnight adventures, lectures, demonstrations and summer camps.
Photos from Valentine Richmond History Center & Gillan Ludlow
The Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond is hosting the “Truthful History Heals” exhibit, an artistic re-imagining of Monument Avenue and other historical markers into more accurate representations of history. “Truthful History Heals” was curated by Beth Marschak, a life-long LGBTQ activist and Chair of the Board at Diversity Richmond. ”It started out because I was [...]