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Crossing Boundaries 2

Curator Talk with Peter Boag and Gwen Whiting

Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West
  • Dates:
    Jun 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Ages:
    All ages
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  • Accessibility:

    Accessible online

Join us for an immersive discussion surrounding the original exhibition Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West with curator Peter Boag, Professor and Columbia Chair in History of the American West at Washington State University, and author of Re-Dressing America’s Frontier Past. We’ll also be joined by Gwen Whiting, Lead Exhibitions Curator at the Washington State Historical Society.

As Americans moved across the country to create new lives, some also used the opportunity to establish their authentic selves. Boag discusses his quest to find the history of those who changed their assigned genders when moving west, and how they were written out of American history. Gwen Whiting will also talk about the materials used in the exhibition to illustrate these underrepresented stories.

The exhibition Crossing Boundaries is on view at the Washington State History Museum from May 29 through December 12, 2021.

How to view this livestreamed program:

Our program is livestreamed on Facebook but you do not need to have a Facebook account, and do not need to sign in to Facebook, to see it. The live program is viewable for everyone.

Click the button below to see the program when it begins at 6 PM on June 10, 2021. (Note: At this link, you can also see archived videos from the other public programs we’ve presented during the past year.)


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