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GLBT History Museum: Harvey Milk Day: Free Admission at the GLBT History Museum
May 22 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
The State of California annually marks Harvey Milk’s birthday, May 22, as a statewide day of significance. The GLBT History Museum will honor Harvey Milk Day this year by offering free admission to all visitors throughout the day.
The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco
Reserve your FREE ticket here: goo.gl/fJVUF7
$5.00 donation welcome
ABOUT HARVEY MILK
Harvey Milk (1930-1978) was the first openly gay elected official in California and one of the first in the United States. He served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for 11 months before he and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were shot to death on November 27, 1978, by Dan White, a former board colleague of Milk’s.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM
Throughout Harvey Milk Day, the GLBT History Museum will feature a special showing of an artist’s video about Milk on the video wall visible through the museum’s front windows: “Harvey Milk’s Suit” (2007) by Mexican filmmaker Leo Herrera is an emotionally haunting and atmospheric evocation of violence and loss.
The museum also commemorates Harvey Milk on an ongoing basis.
The long-term exhibition in the Main Gallery of the GLBT History Museum, includes a display on Milk’s life and death. Among the historical objects exhibited are a “Harvey Milk for Supervisor” t-shirt from Milk’s own wardrobe, as well as the suit he was wearing at the moment he was assassinated. Visitors also can hear Milk’s voice in the political will he recorded just days before his death.
In addition, the museum shop offers a reproduction of a t-shirt produced by the committee that raised funds to defend protesters arrested during the White Night Riot, an uprising that took place at San Francisco City Hall in 1979 after a jury found Dan White guilty of manslaughter instead of murder in the killings of Milk and Moscone. Also available are reproductions of Milk’s 1977 campaign t-shirt, as well as postcards of photographs of Milk.
JOIN THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Here’s where to become a member of the GLBT Historical Society: