Attraction Updates

Oct 01, 2021 - Dec 01, 2021

Making History: Kansas City and the Rise of Gay Rights Traveling Exhibit at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site

The Missouri State Museum and Jefferson Landing State Historic Site is proud to host the exhibit "Making History: Kansas City and the Rise of Gay Rights".This award-winning traveling exhibit is on loan from the LaBudde Special Collecitons at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The exhibit researched and developed by students in the UMKC public history program in 2016 and debuted in 2017.

The exhibit explores the activism of gays and lesbians in the decades before Stonewall, including Kansas City’s surprisingly pivotal role in helping to launch America’s gay rights movement. Focusing on ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary things, the exhibit explores how history is made.The exhibit was made possibly by Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area; The Gay and Lesbian Archives of Mid-America; UMKC's Center for Midwestern Studies and the UMKC's Department of History.

The exhibit is available for viewing now through December.Jefferson Landing State Historic Site is located at 100 Jefferson St, Jefferson City, Missouri. The site is free and open to the public Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This exhibit is located on the 1st floor, entrance is on the uphill side of the building. Convenient parking is located next to the building.If you can view this exhibit in person it is available in its entirety online more information please call 573.751.2854 


Location: Jefferson Landing State Historical Site, 100 Jefferson St.

Cost: Free

Contact: Click here for more information or call 573.751.2854

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