On May 31st the City of Camden along with the Walt Whitman Historic House Site will kick-off Walt Whitman’s 200th Birthday Celebration in Camden, NJ. The program, which will focus on Whitman’s time in Camden as well as the history of Camden in relation to the historic site, will include guest speakers, a poetry reading, and musical selections, along with a ceremonial proclamation presentation by Camden Mayor Frank Moran commemorating Whitman’s 200th Birthday.
Spend the afternoon on the the nation’s oldest residential street during our annual Fete Day celebration. Get a rare glimpse into many of the 18th-century private homes of residents while enjoying crafts, music and colonial games. Take an 18th century family photo on the alley.
Dating back to the 1930s, this traditional celebration is the only opportunity of the season for visitors to actually step into the private homes of Elfreth’s Alley and discover how generation after generation have continued to preserve, alter and add to these historic structures.
Explore the Philadelphia Lazaretto, one of the oldest quarantine stations in the United States, discover the critical role it played in Philadelphia’s immigration history, and contemplate the past, present, and future of health care for our most vulnerable. Featuring a talk by David Barnes, Associate Professor and Director, Health & Societies Major, at the University of Pennsylvania.
Join the Alice Paul institute for a presentation entitled: Radicalism and Suffrage: Winning the Vote in the First Red Scare, presented by Erica Ryan, Associate Professor of History, Director of Gender & Sexuality Studies at Rider University.
In this inspired presentation, Dr. Erica Ryan examines the last years of the push for women’s suffrage in the context of the first Red Scare, which began as World War I ended. Amidst fears of Bolshevism, free love, and political violence, many viewed women’s political equality as something even more sinister. Dr. Ryan will explore the ways in which talking about radicalism meant also talking about women in Red Scare America.
Now celebrating its 41st year, the annual Museum Mile Festival takes place rain or shine on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 6 to 9 pm. Walk the Mile on Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street and 110th Street while visiting some of New York City’s finest cultural institutions, which are open free to the public throughout the evening. Special exhibitions and works from permanent collections are on view inside the museums’ galleries, with live music and art-making workshops on Fifth Avenue at selected museums.
Join some of the remarkable activists behind the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the world’s largest collection of materials about and by lesbians. Co-founder Deborah Edel and coordinators Paula Grant and Maxine Wolfe will discuss the founding of the Archives, the growth of its unique collections, and the community effort that funded the Archives’ building in Brooklyn.
Perry N. Halkitis is Dean and Professor at the School of Public Health at Rutgers University. For over two decades, Dr. Halkitis’s program of research has examined the intersection of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, drug abuse, and mental health burden, and the biological, behavioral, psychosocial, and structural factors that predispose these and other health disparities in the LGBTQ population. Out in Time explores the life experiences of three generations of gay men—the Stonewall, AIDS, and Queer generations—arguing that while there are generational differences in the lived experiences of young gay men, each one confronts its own unique historical events, realities, and socio-political conditions, there are consistencies across time that define and unify the identity formation of gay men. Guided by the vast research literature on gay identity formation and coming out, the ideas and themes explored are seen through the oral histories of a diverse set of fifteen gay men, five from each generation.
Join the African American Museum in Philadelphia for a museum-wide celebration of Juneteenth! Juneteenth is a nationwide holiday that commemorates the abolition of slavery in 1865.
Throughout our regular operating hours (10am – 5pm) on June 19th, AAMP will offer the following activities and performances throughout the museum:
- Guided tours in the galleries
- Juneteenth Flag Making Activity
- Screening of Reconstruction: American After the Civil War
- Reenactment by the 3rd Regiment United States Colored Troops
- Outdoor Drum and Dance performance