History on Tap: PRIDE

History on Tap: PRIDE

In celebration of Pride Month, the Cleveland History Center is shining the spotlight on Cleveland’s LGBTQ+ history with History on Tap: PRIDE. Join us at the Cleveland History Center on June 24 for a historic happy hour celebrating Cleveland’s LGBTQ+ community, from its origins to the modern day.

The event will open with a brief presentation from our Cleveland history experts, followed by a networking opportunity designed to connect participants with the LGBTQ+ organizations within the community. Then, join us in the garden of our Bingham-Hanna Mansion to enjoy live music by the Dane Vannatter Trio, and explore our museum galleries, including our newest exhibit, Women & Politics, to learn about the LGBTQ+ trailblazers represented in the WRHS collection. A cash bar will be available (beer and wine only), and light refreshments will be offered for purchase.


Event Admission: $25

WRHS Member Admission: $20

Includes admission to the Cleveland History Center as well as event admission.

To purchase your tickets, please click here.

Virtual History on Tap: PRIDE


Virtual History on Tap: PRIDE

This month, we are shining the spotlight on Cleveland’s LGBTQ+ history with Virtual History on Tap: PRIDE. Grab a cocktail and join us for this online happy hour as we discuss the rich history of Cleveland’s LGBTQ+ community, including local activism, the birth of the LGBT Community Center, the 2014 Gay Games, and Pride celebrations of years past. Presented in partnership with the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, this event will feature presentations from our Cleveland history experts, interviews with special guests, and live Q&A.

Presentations include…

History of the LGBT Center | Presented by the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, this presentation will illustrate the Center’s 45-year history and discuss some of the key programs and services that they offer to the community today.

Gay Life in the 1970s | In a wide-ranging informal conversation, John Grabowski will be speaking with John Nosek and Leon Stevens about gay life in Cleveland during the 1970s: the post-Stonewall period that saw the the beginning of the GEAR (Gay Education Awareness and Resources Foundation, the progenitor of today’s LGBTQ Center), its first newspaper, High Gear, and the city’s first Gay Pride marches.

Victory of Self | Filmed for our 2014 exhibit, The Victory of Self: The LGBT Community in Northeast Ohio, this video has never before been shared outside the walls of WRHS.

And more!

How to Register

Registration: $5

WRHS Member Registration: FREE

Note: To purchase tickets, click below. This event will be held through the Zoom platform. When you register, we will email you a link that will allow you to join, as well as all necessary login information and instructions.

Ticket sales will close at 3:00pm on Friday, June 26.