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50 Years: The Stonewall Uprising Exhibit Opening ($2 DAY)

1900 N. Chaparral St.
October 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
$2
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Enjoy a special Two Dollar Day at the Museum, sponsored by Wienerschnitzel Corpus Christi, commemorating the opening of their new traveling exhibit from the Stonewall National Museum & Archives titled 50 Years: The Stonewall Uprising. The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History will host the special discount day on Saturday, October 9th, 2021, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

About the Exhibit:

In June 1969, riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village are generally cited as the starting point of the LGBTQ rights movement, but the facts are considerably more nuanced and even disputed. Then referred to as the Gay and Lesbian Rights Movement, the LGBTQ rights movement had been steadily, if slowly, growing during the 1960s. Arguably, the first widely noted times gay bar patrons fought back against police harassment took place in California years before the Stonewall riots. Media coverage immediately after the Stonewall uprising was minimal. Yet within a year, the first gay pride marches had taken place and gay activist organizations had sprung up. The era of LGBTQ liberation was about to dawn. This exhibition looks at the who, what and where of those June nights in an attempt to understand why the Stonewall riots became the catalytic movement in the effort to secure equal rights for LGBTQ Americans.

Additional Details:

  • > Opens October 9, 2021
  • > 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • > $2.00 Museum Admission (Including Members)
  • > Exhibit Located in the Doc McGregor Photography Gallery
  • > Southern Belle Diner, Fulton Kettle Corn, & Divine Treats will be set up in the Outdoor Pavilion Area
  • > Concessions Available for Purchase
  • > The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History welcomes all to enjoy the opening of this special exhibit honoring the history and significance of the LGBTQ rights movement!

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Details

Date: October 9
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $2

Venue

Venue Name: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
Address: 1900 N. Chaparral St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States

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Phone: 361-826-4667