Events

Missing Stories: Finding LGBTQ Voices in History

Date: Wed 03 Mar 2021 - Wed 31 Mar 2021
Price: By donation

Missing Stories: Finding LGBTQ Voices in History

A collaboration between Bucks Museum, Buckinghamshire Council and Buckinghamshire Archives for LGBTQ history month exploring representation of LGBTQ people in museums and archives.  Find out about some of the Museum’s recently donated collections from local LGBTQ communities and hear all about fascinating stories of LGBTQ people from our archives.

Speaker:  Sue Shave, Museum Director
Museum LGBTQ Collections

Speaker:  Daniel Williams, County Archivist
The View from the Archives

Archives are where memories are preserved and history is made. Buckinghamshire Archives preserves the county’s memory, but many of the stories it holds remain untold and undiscovered. These ‘hidden stories’ include the lives of LGBTQ people. This presentation will highlight some of the fascinating stories that have already been discovered in other archives, and examine some of the challenges of LGBTQ archival research.

Speaker:  Katherine Gwyn 
Flora Murray and Louisa Garret Anderson
Description: Doctors Flora Murray and Louisa Garrett Anderson were suffragettes, medical pioneers, Bucks residents and life partners.  But our reckoning is that you’ve not heard of them before.  Tonight we put that right.  Hear their story, starting with the single mention of Flora that we’ve found in Buckinghamshire Archives.

Please support us

If you have enjoyed our LGBTQ webinar and you are able to make a donation, please click here. Any support you can give will go towards our exciting new Galleries Project: Discover Bucks. Find out more here.

Image credit: LGBT+ History Month