Edgewater PRIDE Exhibit

Vol. XXII No. 1 - SPRING 2011

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

The Edgewater Historical Society will present Edgewater PRIDE: Oppression to Expression, an exhibit at the EHS Museum, 5358 N. Ashland, focusing on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) movement within the Uptown, Edgewater and Rogers Park communities, from June 3 until September 24, 2011. There will be an opening reception at the museum on June 3, 2011.

“We’re researching and seeking information about the LGBT movement to the far North Side,” 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 many more exist. Specifically, we are looking for visuals, such as posters and photos, that help tell the story of LGBT movement and its contribution to the history of the community.

Those wishing to donate or loan items to EHS should contact Will Rye. The committee would like items to be documented by April 30.

For more information about EHS or about Edgewater PRIDE: Oppression to Expression, visit the EHS Web site or call 773‑506‑4849.