Edgewater Historical Society to present LGBT exhibition; seeks memorabilia

Wed. February 16, 2011 8:54 AM by GoPride.com News Staff

Edgewater PRIDE: Oppression to Expression, June 3-September 24

Chicago, IL - Edgewater Historical Society (EHS) will present Edgewater PRIDE: Oppression to Expression, an exhibit focusing on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) movement within the Uptown, Edgewater, and Rogers Park communities, from June 3 until September 24.

"We're researching and seeking information about the LGBT movement to the far northside," said Will Rye, chairman of the Edgewater PRIDE committee. "We recognize a richness of LGBT history seeded within our community. This exhibit will honor those who have made great contributions in establishing equality and in making Edgewater what it is today."

EHS will accept any donations or loans from community members. Rye mentioned that EHS has a plethora of historical items, but believes much more exists that docents and committee members have not discovered.

Those wishing to donate or loan items to EHS should contact Will Rye at (773) 368-8110 or e-mail will_rye@yahoo.com. The committee would like items to be documented by April 30.

For more information about EHS or about Edgewater PRIDE: Oppression to Express, visit the EHS Web site at www.edgewaterhistory.org or call (773) 506-4849.