Since April of 2023, we’ve been very busy showcasing resources from the Wanderground Lesbian Archive/Library to communities around New England. In general, these events have been received with enthusiasm by those who attended. Older Lesbians experienced a walk down memory lane while younger viewers marveled at the broad array of Lesbian legacies and new information. Would you like to have an exhibit or display in your area? We’d especially like to get to Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine! Please contact us for more details.
PROVINCETOWN, MA – Oct 2 – Oct. 23, 2023
Host: Provincetown Public Library, 2nd floor display case during Women’s Week
HAMDEN, CT – September 10, 2023
Host: Unitarian Society of New Haven (USNH) LGBTQ Task Force
Books and periodicals were on display as usual, but viewers were especially thrilled to see a nearly complete collection of “The Newsletter: A Lesbian Position” on display. This was a local newsletter in the New Haven area from 1982-1994. This exhibit also highlighted some new offerings.
Newport, RI – May 6, 2023
Host: Newport Pride Center
These displays included books published by early Lesbian Presses, button display box, and other memorabilia. One table included a special collection of materials from Rhode Island.
Providence, RI – April 29, 2023
Host: Providence Public Library – Making LGBTQ History Special Event
During this collaborative event with the PPL LGBTQ+ Archive, participants used original, historic items as inspirations to make book bags, buttons, and key chains. We also featured a small display of the creative materials used for the art projects.
Northampton, MA – April 23, 2023
Host: Western Mass. OLOC (Old Lesbian Organizing for Change)
Books published by early Lesbian Presses, button display box, and some shirts from Womonfyre Bookstore & Lesbianville, USA
Mugs, periodicals, tarot cards, videos, greeting cards, record albums, and other miscellaneous memorabilia from our collection.
The showcase events were made possible by a mini-grant received from the Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG). Those funds provided specific support to purchase display cases, archival boxes, carts, and materials so that we can safely transport and attractively display selected materials from our collections.