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American LGBTQ+ Museum: Groundbreaking in New York City for museum celebrating LGBTQ+ history and culture – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-09-17 09:48:50 –

New York City (WABC)-They started construction on Tuesday in Manhattan’s Upper West Side for a museum celebrating the history and culture of the LGBTQ + community.

The LGBTQ + Museum in the United States is being built as a major permanent extension of the New York Historical Society building on 77th Avenue and Central Park West.

The 70,000-square-foot facility will be the city’s first museum dedicated to the preservation and research of LGBTQ + history and culture.

In addition to the active public spaces, galleries and programming areas, the museum also has some meditative spaces, according to the organizers.

Among those who attended the groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday were New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Chairman Corey Johnson, Social Justice Pioneer and Sport Icon Bill de Blasio, and Tony Awards. There was award-winning performer Andre de Blasio and Richard Burns, chairman of the LGBTQ + Museum in the United States.

The museum is scheduled to open in 2024.

That website It contains extensive information about what to expect, including:

Because LGBTQ + history is impossible, prejudiced, and exclusive, the museum does not present a “fixed and peculiar story” of LGBTQ + history. Instead, the core exhibition is designed so that elements can be easily modified or reconstructed, allowing visitors to explore a wide range of topics and themes that evolve over time. Leverage the expertise of LGBTQ + historians to reflect research on the needs, desires and interests of the queer community.

For more information thelgbtqplusmuseum.org/..

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