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The History Project

Boston, Massachusetts
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Lincoln, Massachusetts

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History Project tour and reception at Beauport, September 2009

Historic New England is collaborating on a series of programs with The History Project, whose mission is “to document and preserve the history of Boston's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community, and to share that information with the public." This project seeks to build awareness of aspects of GLBT history and culture in New England that is not so much in danger of being lost but remains hidden. Through these public programs we present stories that shed new light on GLBT history in the twentieth century. The programs will appeal to anyone interested in a fuller representation of American life and history.

The project began in September 2009 with a kick-off event at Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Past events include:

  • Kevin Murphy, professor and executive officer, Ph.D. Program in Art History, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, spoke about Henry Davis Sleeper of Beauport and the Tysons of Hamilton House in June 2010.
  • Philip A. Hayden, senior historian and senior architectural historian at Richard Grubb & Associates, lead a walking tour of Eastern Point in Gloucester in the fall of 2010.
  • Dr. David D. Doyle, Jr., adjunct assistant professor, Clements Department of History, Southern Methodist University, gave a lecture on Ogden Codman Jr. at the Codman Estate in Lincoln, Massachusetts, in the fall of 2010.

For more information, e-mail community engagement at Historic New England.


The History Project


The History Project