Check your basements – we want your stuff!

We needed a quiet month after the excitement of the Club Carousel Cabaret.  The amount of press we had was amazing and the sold out performance was more amazing still.  Check out the Calgary Herald review by Stephen Hunt.

The Calgary Gay History Project owes a big thanks to the artistic vision of Third Street Theatre: Paul Welch and Jonathan Brower for the creation of the cabaret.  Their next production opens this month: Late, A Cowboy Song runs from March 11 – 22nd, 2014: you should check it out.  Congratulations also to Paul for getting the Enbridge Emerging Artist Award at the recent Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions.

Look for new weekly gay history posts this month on Thursdays.  Now, however, we are calling you to search for old files, photos, meeting minutes, T-shirts, badges, pins, flags, queer publications, or other memorabilia that you could donate to a newly forming gay archives.  We (Kevin Allen and Carolyn Anderson) met with the Glenbow Archives last month, and walking through their vaults, saw that our community’s history is missing.

Here is where it could go:

Future Gay History Archive at the Glenbow here?  Photo: Carolyn Anderson

Future Gay History Archive at the Glenbow here? Photo: Carolyn Anderson

The Calgary Gay History Project is currently gathering archival materials.  If donated to the future archives they will be cared for in perpetuity and made accessible to future researchers.  You might even be eligible for a tax receipt!  Contact Kevin for more information.

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