Save the date for Rainbow History Project 2017 Annual Meeting on Wednesday April 5, 6:00-8:00PM at the DC Center for the LGBT Community, Reeves Center at 2000 14th St. NW. They will be recruiting and electing several board positions at that meeting, so if you are interested in getting more involved on our working board or in learning more about what they do, please attend!
Please check here on their website as they add more 2017 events, including walking tours, archiving sessions, public panels, and oral history trainings. In the meantime, if you are interested in volunteering: with the digitization/ transcription process for Friends radio, with grant-writing, archiving, leading walking tours, or giving or taking oral histories, please reach out to them.
About Rainbow History Project
Frustrated by failed attempts to identify archives and sources of information on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered history in metropolitan Washington DC, Mark Meinke placed a notice in the Washington Blade for community discussion about the problem. On November 4, 2000 Charles Rose, Bruce Pennington, Jose Gutierrez, and James Crutchfield met with Meinke at the CyberStop Cafe, formerly at 1534 17th Street NW. The outcome of the discussions was to create the Rainbow History Project which would work to preserve our community’s memories.
To collect, preserve, and promote an active knowledge of the history, arts, and culture relevant to sexually diverse communities in metropolitan Washington DC.