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GLBT History Museum: Mighty Real: A Celebration of Sylvester
September 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
To celebrate the birthday of the iconic San Francisco disco diva Sylvester (1947–1988), join us at this event that will highlight the GLBT Historical Society’s archival holdings documenting the singer’s life and times. In a recorded video, the society’s registrar Ramón Silvestre will present some of the Sylvester-related objects in our Art & Artifacts Collection. We will also be presenting clips of some of our archival footage, including a scarce video of what was waggishly billed as the diva’s 40th birthday celebration in 1987—although the star was only 38 at the time. This footage features some moving clips of Sylvester performing sentimental standards backed by a jazz band.
A full list of speakers will be available soon.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
This event will take place online. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and instructions on how to join the Zoom webinar as an attendee. The event will also be livestreamed on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GLBTHistory/ and then archived on our YouTube page at https://bit.ly/2UyGVbG.
Free | Suggested donation of $5.00
Register online here: https://bit.ly/2P9RiiD
The event is limited to 500 attendees.
ASL interpretation provided upon request. Please write at least three days in advance of event to email@example.com.
JOIN THE GLBT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Become a member of the GLBT Historical Society for free museum and program admission, discounts in the museum shop and other perks: www.glbthistory.org/memberships.
Image credit: Sylvester sings at the Castro Street Fair, ca. 1980; photo by Robert Pruzan, Robert Pruzan Collection (1998-36), GLBT Historical Society.