STONEWALL NATIONAL MUSEUM & ARCHIVES

Public Programming

At both its museum and library, Stonewall National Museum & Archives presents an ongoing 12-month schedule of free LGBTQ exhibits, author presentations, films, panel discussions, collaborative events and special presentations.

The museum is located in the heart of Wilton Manors, FL.

GALA 2020

The 7th Annual Stonewall National Museum & Archives Gala will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the fabulous Conrad Hotel hailed as the new five-star beacon of luxury on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

The Gala, co-chaired by Yvonne Rohrbacher and Julio Rodriguez will offer guests an exciting evening celebrating the history and culture of the LGBTQ+ community including open bar, 3-course gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions, and entertainment by Miss Coco Peru.

Queer Kwanzaa 2019

Saturday, December 28 at 6 pm
Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors
2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors
Presented in Partnership with
Ujima Men’s Collective
Free to attend. Suggested donation $5.

Hosted by Brother Saalik Cuevas with traditional drumming by Kiowa. Learn, celebrate and participate as we light candles and honor the Nguzo Saba, which are the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa followed by a taste of the tradition with foods served in the Karamu feast.

Said Through Glass by Jona Colson

Tuesday, January 7 at 6:30 pm
Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors
2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors
Free to attend. Suggested donation $5.


Debut poetry collection by Jona Colson along with poet Gregg Shapiro

Jona Colson’s first poetry collection, Said Through Glass, won the 2018 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize from the Washington Writers’ Publishing House.

My Butch Career: A Memoir by Esther Newton

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 7 pm
Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors
2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors
Free to attend. Suggested donation $5.

During her difficult childhood, Esther Newton recalls that she “became an anti-girl, a girl refusenik, caught between genders,” and that her “child body was a strong and capable instrument stuffed into the word ‘girl.’” Later, in early adulthood, as she was on her way to becoming a trailblazing figure in gay and lesbian studies, she “had already chosen higher education over the strongest passion in my life, my love for women, because the two seemed incompatible.”

In My Butch Career Newton tells the compelling, disarming, and at times sexy story of her struggle to write, teach, and find love, all while coming to terms with her identity during a particularly intense time of homophobic persecution in the twentieth century.

Esther Newton, one of the pioneers of gay and lesbian studies, is formerly Term Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan and Professor of Anthropology at Purchase College, State University of New York. She is the author of several books, including Margaret Mead Made Me Gay: Personal Essays, Public Ideas and Cherry Grove, Fire Island: Sixty Years in America’s First Gay and Lesbian Town, both also published by Duke University Press, as well as the groundbreaking Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America.

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Sat 10 am - 4 pm
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