Friday, May 1, 2009

GLBT Historical Society

499 Castro St (between 17th St & 18th St)

While obviously this is something that those who may be GLBT may like, I would also invite others to experience the history here. There is a little museum here that is truly a gem. If you saw, and enjoyed, Milk, I really think you will appreciate this as well. Explore the history of how the neighborhood turned from a very Irish-Catholic neighbhorhood to what it is today. You can see so much memoribilia, including the buttons from the Coors boycott as well as the suit Harvey Milk wore when he was assasinated. It is truly touching and haunting all at the same time. I feel very strongly about this place. Admission is only a few dollars and it is well worth the stop.

Also, since you'll be in the area, Harvey's old store, Castro Camera is just a little ways up. Castro Camera is defunct, but if you want to see the building, it is still there.

1 comment:

Point_Blank PR said...

Just a quick note:

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of San Francisco is opening its doors to students in honor of Harvey Milk’s birthday by offering free admission with student ID May 22 – 24, 2009 and hosting a “teach-in” for local high school students on May 22, 2009.

In conjunction with Harvey Milk’s birthday on May 22, 2009, the GLBT Historical Society invites public and private high school classes to a field trip and “teach-in” at the “Passionate Struggle” exhibition currently on display at 499 Castro Street (at 18th St). The event is in accordance with the California State Board of Education’s Academic Standards and the equity goals of the SFUSD 2008-2012 Strategic Plan. Registration is required.

Local educators interested in registering their class for the field trip should contact Paul Boneberg or Aimee Forster by May 16, 2009 to express interest or to discuss this learning opportunity further. They are reached by email at: or or by phone at 415-777-5455.