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Harvey Milk Day 2013

Celebrate and honor the life of a San Francisco icon | Wednesday
By - posted 5/19/2013

Since 2009, the State of California has honored the memory of Harvey Milk by celebrating May 22, the anniversary of his birth, as a statewide “day of special significance.”

The GLBT History Museum in San Francisco will celebrate Harvey Milk Day 2013 by offering free admission on May 22, 2013 and providing special Milk-related displays and tours.

Brief docent tours of the museum highlighting Harvey Milk and his times will be offered every hour on the hour from 11 am to 6 pm. Teachers, professors and student groups can schedule other times for student tours by contacting the museum at info@glbthistory.org.

Periodically throughout the day, the screen in the Main Gallery will show rare video clips of Milk from the Daniel A. Smith/Queer Blue Light Collection in the GLBT Historical Society archives.

On an exceptional basis throughout the week of May 20, 2013, the exhibit of Milk’s belongings in the Front Gallery will feature a vintage tape recorder playing Milk’s political will. In addition, the museum is extending a welcome to Bay Area schools, many of which plan GLBT history activities in conjunction with Harvey Milk Day.

Harvey Milk Day 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | 11 am to 7 pm
GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th St, San Francisco

The GLBT History Museum includes photographs, video, ephemera and artifacts that document Milk and his life in 1970s San Francisco not only in the Front Gallery display, but also in both “Our Vast Queer Past” in the Main Gallery and “Legendary” in the Corner Gallery. A new gallery guide set for release on Harvey Milk Day will make it easy for visitors to discover this content.


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