Covering over 100 years of history, the exhibit shares the stories of people living in the margins at the Lakeshore in a timeline format with local, state, and national LGBTQ developments included for context. Interpretive panels identify factors that have contributed to the diverse and inclusive nature of these two small Lake Michigan coastal villages alongside historical artwork and artifacts from SDHC collections. The exhibit showcases not only the progress made by the LGBTQ community, but also the challenges it has faced and the setbacks it has endured.
The exhibit will be open to the public beginning Saturday, September 4th during Labor Day weekend and will be housed in the History Center’s Old School House building at 130 W. Center Street in Douglas. The exhibit will be open Friday-Sunday, noon to 4 PM through October 31st.