Programs


A Showcase Sampling of Wanderground Resources

June 1 through August 31, 2022

Providence Public Library

Providence Journal Rhode Island Room
150 Empire St. | Providence, RI
Open everyday – See website for Library hours

Curated by Mev Miller, Lesbrarian/Instigator

Welcome to the first physical public viewing of many of the holdings in the Wanderground Archive/Library. Mev Miller shares selections from her extensive library of Lesbian/feminist publications as well as media, art, and other culturally significant items – collected over the past 40 years. The materials make up the cornerstone of Wanderground, a Lesbian Archive/Library being developed as a community-based resource for New England. This exhibit especially highlights the early days of Lesbian culture and activism (1970-2000).

Show & Tell with the Wanderground Lesbian Archive:
Curator’s Tour

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm


If you Missed Our March Events…

March 8, 2022
A Peek into the Herstory of Lesbian Activities in Rhode Island through Archival Materials

March 27, 2022

Readings by Local Rhode Island Lesbian Authors



Wanderground Research Project 2021-2022 – A Summary of the Findings

DateTopic
February 4Blog posting in News
Announcement – Press Release & Emails w/ Schedule …
and Research Participation, a summary of who participated in the research
February 11Blog posting in News
I Found My People
What were our first encounters with Lesbian publications and how they made us feel.
February 18Blog posting in News
Creating Communities & Activisms
Beyond publications, where else did we find other Lesbians? Where did we go to find ourselves and each other?  How was Lesbian/feminist organizing impacted by Lesbian artistic expression?
February 25Blog posting in News
Sisters Doing It for Ourselves
What did we create here in Rhode Island? Introducing RI authors, musicians, and some others….
March 4Blog posting in News
Who Needs Archives (and why the Name “Wanderground”)?
Are Lesbians in Rhode Island enthusiastic about an archive in RI? What can we learn from other Lesbian archives around the country?
March 11Blog posting in News
Do I Count?? How to Collect Your Life in Memorabilia
Information for how to save your own “stuff” – and why!
March 18Blog posting in News
Collaborations & Information Sharing
There are other LGBTQ collections in RI! How we can work together and complement each other?
March 25Blog posting in News
Wanderground – Bigger Visions for Space & Collections
March 31Blog posting in News
What’s Next???
Moving Wanderground into the future…
logo RI Council for the humanities

March 2022 events are made possible through mini-grant funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.

Book title: Lesbians Speak Out

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