Our Mission
To document and preserve the history of Boston's LGBT community, and to share that information with the public.

Find out what we're doing...

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See photos from the 2014 awards honoring
The Hon. Byron Rushing and Omar Thomas

The History Project at Pride, 1980

LGBTQ Freedom Trail Tours

This June, The History Project is offering walking tours that follow the first Pride March's route and tell the stories of the community groups, individuals, and issues related to the route.

Tours meet at 79 Broadway, outside Jacques' Cabaret, take approximately 1.5 hours, and go on as scheduled, rain or shine.

Tickets available in person, but advance ticketing is suggested.

Tickets and more information here.

What's with the yellow neckerchiefs?
THP marchers in 1980 cheekily decided to pay homage
to the disappearing hanky code.

Hanky code description, courtesy of The Boston Eagle

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The "From the Archives" Series
  • Check back this Fall for our 2015/2016 season!

Read more about the From the Archives Series.

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at the Preservationist level with a monthly donation.

Our work depends on your support. With your monthly donation of $20 or more, you'll play a critical role in our work by helping us remain fiscally viable as we continue to pursue the dream of one day securing a permanent home for our collections. Any monthly gift of $10 or greater will qualify you for recognition as a Preservationist supporter.

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Watch clips from interviews in
the Boston Deejay Project

We're collecting oral histories from deejays in LGBT clubs in the Boston area, past and present. We put the full interviews into our archives and present parts of them on YouTube. If you are or were a DJ in Boston's gay clubs - at any point in time - and would like to sit down with The History Project, please email Tony.

Boston deejay Val Bernasconi talks about drug use in 1970s gay clubs, the legendary Carol Mitro and her store, Vinyl Connection, his first reaction to It's Raining Men, and much more!

The History Project: Calendar

The History Project is a volunteer-driven organization focused on several important initiatives: 
  • Conducting research on lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgenders in Massachusetts
  • Preserving the documentary record of that community's social and historical contributions
  • Providing a forum for educating the general public

The History Project | 29 Stanhope Street, Boston MA 02116
617.266.7733 | info@historyproject.org