New Hope Celebrates Presents Our LGBT Community History Exhibit
“Looking Forward to Looking Back”
New Hope Celebrates LGBT History Exhibition, will be on display at local galleries from May 8 – May 21, 2017.
An outgrowth of Retro-Scope.org, the exhibit will feature photos, artifacts and memorabilia depicting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allies historical and cultural contributions to the region from the 1950’s to the present. Retro-Scope.org was founded by Dan Brooks and Sara Scully in 2013. Dan was the founder of New Hope Celebrates and Sara was the former Director of the Acme Screening Room in Lambertville.
The exhibit will be divided between the New Hope Visitor’s Center, Factory Girls Bakery in New Hope and River Queens Artisans Gallery in Lambertville.
On Tuesday, May 16 as part of New Hope Celebrates Pride Week, an “Opening Reception – Fundraiser” will be held. The Reception will begin at the New Hope Visitor’s Center with appetizers and wine, followed by desserts and light food at Factory Girl Bakery and ending with cheese and beverages at the River Queens Artisan Gallery. The cost is $50 per person. All proceeds are tax-deductible and go to New Hope Celebrates History Project – Retro-Scope.
A map of these locations and other sponsoring galleries will be distributed during Pride Week from May 14- May 21. A special podcast narrating LGBTA history and the arts will also be available.
Throughout the year, the Free Library of New Hope-Solebury has a dedicated kiosk to Retro-Scope.org. Anyone wishing to have their photos, videos and memories preserved may have them digitized.
The Raven in New Hope, Pa. has a photo collection on permanent display.