Sat., Sept. 23, 2017 • 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Ohio History Center, Columbus
Sept. 23 is a free museum day when you download a Museum Day Live ticket
Celebrate Ohio’s LGBTQ history with free museum admission through the
Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! initiative. LGBTQ Community Day
is part of the Ohio History Connection’s Gay Ohio History Initiative
(GOHI) project designed to preserve, collect and share the stories of
Ohio’s LGBTQ community by digitizing materials that represent the LGBTQ
experience in Ohio. We will also be sharing Ohio’s LGBTQ past through a
display of current GOHI collection items, special curator talks and
exhibitors from Ohio LGBTQ organizations. Sign up to have up to three
items digitized here!
September 23rd can be a FREE admission day thanks to the Smithsonian
Magazine’s Museum Day Live!, an inititive in which participating museums
across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian
Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission
every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum
Day Live! ticket.
Film: Kings, Queens and In-Betweens, 2:30
Beginning at 2:30pm, we are partnering with Equitas Health for a special
showing of Kings, Queens and In-Betweens a nationally recognized
documentary film that explores the thriving Columbus drag scene through
the compelling stories of 8 performers. After the film, stay for a panel
of performers in the film as they discuss drag, gender and life as a
Admission for Kings, Queens & In-Betweens:
$5 can be purchased individually or as an extra add on to Community Day
admission (movie admission will be free for Ohio History Connection Members)
Purchase your admission to Community Day or Kings, Queens and
In-Betweens or both! HERE
Schedule of Events
All guests are welcome to celebrate Ohio’s history with these activities
Craft Station: Proud Flags & Rainbow Octopuses • All Day (while supplies
Feeling crafty? Learn about the many flags of the LGBTQ movement and get
hands on making your very own rainbow octopus.
Ohio LGBTQ Community Organization History • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Come learn about the history of LGBTQ organizations across Ohio and the
resources they provide to their communities.
Collection Connection: Gay Ohio History Initiative • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Stop by and talk to one of our curators to see the objects that we
currently have in the Gay Ohio History Initiative collection.
Manuscript Madness: Gay Ohio History Initiative • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Take the elevator to the 3rd floor reading room to discover some of the
photographs and printed materials in the Gay Ohio History Initiative
Digitizing History • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Schedule an appointment to have your history digitized by our team of
experts! Drop ins are allowed on a first come, first serve basis for any
slots not already scheduled. Sign up to have up to three items digitized
Challah! Food Truck • 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Hungry? Challah! will be serving up lunch at the main entrance. Seating
and vending to help you enjoy your meal are available on the Plaza level.
Guest Curator Talk: Transgender Ohio Veterans • 12 p.m.
Hear personal histories from transgender Ohioans who have served their
Echoes in Time Theatre • 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.
11 a.m. & 2 p.m.: Natalie Clifford Barney. Join us as we take a look
into the life of Dayton native, poet and gay rights activist Natalie
1 p.m. & 3 p.m.: Crash of the Airship Shenandoah. Listen as an onlooker
recalls the day the Shenandoah fell from the sky.
In Partnership with Equitas Health, a special showing of Kings, Queens &
In-Betweens • 2:30 p.m.
Through the compelling stories of 8 performers in the thriving drag
scene of Columbus, Ohio, Kings, Queens & In-Betweens dives into the next
frontier – the often misunderstood topic of “gender” itself, making a
complex topic approachable for mainstream audiences. Join us for a panel
of the performers featured in the film as they discuss life on and off
the stage. There is an additional $5 fee for admission to the film.
Admission for Community Day events (excluding film) and Ohio History Center:
Youth (6–12): $5
Senior (60+): $9
Member & Child (5 & under): Free
Download a ticket for Museum Day Live! and receive free admission to
Community Day events and Ohio History Center.