I packed up my office at the New Central Library this weekend as my historian residency came to an end. It was both wonderful and an honour. Look for an upcoming queer history exhibition at the Library in May. Also, I am in conversation with Library staff about creating an ongoing series of “Tea with the Historian” gatherings – stay tuned.
Bow Valley College is celebrating its first ever Pride Week, February 11-15, 2019. They have a full slate of activities and workshops planned. You are welcome to join me for our queer local history lecture this Wednesday at noon.
Then on Thursday evening at 7 PM, please brave the weather for a heartwarming reading of Our Past Matters at Parkside Love (Shelf Life Books – 1302 4th St SW). Not only will we be sharing memories of the former gay bar which existed there, but we also will present a surprising Parkside artifact that will be sure to delight. Light refreshments will be served.
Calgary is a better city with you here. Huge Thanks Sir
Hi You asked me to tell the some of my memories of the Parkside. Here are a few of them. 1) having to convince them that I was really a lesbian I just did not know they had a controlled door to get in. They did let me in. That was my first time in the bar. Can we say I was really happy being there. 2) I ran into two different people from work there twice and we never outed each other. I am old school even if this is the 21st century and would never do that. 3) lots of dancing every week with friends from the Lesbian Collective. Plus other friends. 4) Strip shows 5) Brunch after Remembrance Day where a friend put a pink triangle at the monument in Memorial Park 6)Going to the party celebrating it after it closed Well that is just a few. I am hoping you will be able to do Tea and Conversation at the library again. I am happy that you had a wonderful holiday. I would go to the event but as I said it may be too cold plus I have something on before that and I do not know how long it will go. Have a great evening. All my best Rosemary
On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 4:12 PM Calgary Gay History wrote:
> calgarygayhistory posted: “I packed up my office at the New Central > Library this weekend as my historian residency came to an end. It was both > wonderful and an honour. Look for an upcoming queer history exhibition at > the Library in May. Also, I am in conversation with Library staff” >