A new exhibit by New Hope Celebrates History (NHCH) debuting Jan. 13 at Visit Bucks County in Bensalem honors the historic contributions made by gay individuals to Bucks County’s diverse community over the past five decades.
Dubbed “Equality – Pride in Our History,” the exhibit showcases a collection of stories, photos and memorabilia gathered from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning individuals and their allies (LGBTQA).
An opening brunch will be presented at Visit Bucks County by the team from New Hope’s Raven Resort on Jan. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The exhibit commemorates the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City that led to annual gay pride parades and marches around the world. These activities eventually contributed to the enactment of equal rights legislation and the legalization of gay marriage in the U.S., notes NHCH.
The Equality Exhibit spotlights the gay experience of New Hope juxtaposed against these national events that occurred in gay culture during the late 1960s through present day.
“It’s a colorful glimpse into the past, featuring images, artifacts, and information, highlighted by the stories of local individuals who have made meaningful contributions to New Hope and Bucks County’s LGBTQ+ community,” according to NHCH.
The group has offered the images, along with editorial and artifacts, as a pop-up exhibit for the last five years in locations like the New Hope Arts A-Space, the New Hope Visitors Center, the Free Library of New Hope-Solebury, and a variety of art galleries in New Hope and Lambertville.
“Equality – Pride in Our History” will be hosted until March 23 at Visit Bucks County, 3207 Street Road, in Bensalem, and will be open to the public seven days a week from 9 to 5.
Those wishing to contribute their photographs and stories are invited to visit the NHCH website.