When The Bar Was the Only Place in Town

The American Bookbinders Museum

Every city has its meeting places, where like-minded people go to socialize. For nearly a century in pre-Stonewall, pre-liberation San Francisco, bars were the only public places where gays and lesbians could meet openly. Those storefronts created a sense of community by establishing a "neighborhood" feeling that came from a shared identity rather than geography. Author Ellen Klages discusses the forgotten history of SF's gay bars: 1890s-1980s.

Event Info
Jun 22
Saturday at 1pm
$10, $20 for lecture & docent-led tour
The American Bookbinders Museum
355 Clementina St., San Francisco
Info: 4158249754
Venue: (415) 824-9754
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