PROGRAM DETAILS

LGBTQ HISTORY TOUR OF THE STONEWALL NATIONAL MUSEUM & ARCHIVES

Instructor
Robert Kesten, executive director
Category
WX3311

Course Description

Did you know one of the most extensive LGBTQ library and archives collections in the world is located in Fort Lauderdale? The Stonewall National Museum & Archives (SNMA) is a safe, welcoming place that inspires and promotes understanding through collecting, preserving, and sharing the proud culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people of all stories and their significant role in American society.
 
We invite you to join us for an intimate tour of SNMA. Executive Director Robert Kesten will conduct the tour, and participants will learn how the collection developed and grew to contain over 27,000 books in the library and more than 6 million pages of LGBTQ history from the 1900s to the present day contained in the archives. There are some wonderful treats in the archives…you just might be there when something is arriving or is uncovered. Learn more about Stonewall at Stonewall-Museum.org.

Registration will close on Wednesday, March 29, there will be no walk-in registration available. Space is limited so register early!
 
ITINERARY:
11:00 ARRIVAL + CHECK-IN at Stonewall National Museum & Archives
11:30 TALK + TOUR
12:30 EXPLORE

About the Instructor

  • Robert Kesten is a seasoned nonprofit executive with extensive experience in the for profit and government sectors. He serves as executive director of Stonewall National Museum and Archives.

    Kesten has had the unique experience of working on the break-up of the USSR on the ground in the Soviet Union and being in Tahrir Square during the Arab Spring in Egypt.  This has given him a special understanding of human rights; democracy and the role education plays in the transformation of nations and their people.

    These eclectic professional experiences comprising Kesten’s career, from writing and producing an award winning documentary film, producing concerts at venues from Madison Square Garden to Carnegie Hall, programming for the 70th anniversary celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 50th Commemoration of Babi Yar (in Kiev), as well as an all-star cast in an original piece on Broadway, lecture series, briefing the White House on technology policy, organizing a federal Communications Commission task force and more, give him a depth of experience not often found, developing unique skills and abilities, and the underlying flexibility required to pull off these programs at the highest level make for an individual who can work with people from across all walks of life, bring them together and change lives.



Upcoming programs presented by Robert Kesten, executive director.

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One-Time WX3311 Robert Kesten, executive director LGBTQ HISTORY TOUR OF THE STONEWALL NATIONAL MUSEUM & ARCHIVES
Friday, March 31: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm