Events

Learn more about important topics and issues in our community’s history—and meet folks with shared interests—by attending thought-provoking and lively events offered throughout the year.

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Upcoming events

Rainbow History Project Volunteer Working Groups for June

Saturday, June 22 | 1:30 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001

Registration appreciated

Come join Rainbow History’s Volunteer working groups!

On the first Saturday of each month, RHP’s volunteers gather to share LGBTQ history. We exchange status updates, work on our projects, brainstorm future plans, and invite prospective volunteers to get involved. All are welcome!

Team leads will present on their projects and ways to get involved. In 2024, current projects involve:

Gay Pride in DC: 50 Years of Protests and Parties Exhibit (Ongoing)
Places and Spaces social geography (Ongoing)
Archiving & Oral history (Ongoing)

Agenda:

  • • Arrival social/intros (20)
  • • Ongoing project updates (20)
  • • Break (15 min)
  • • Small groups on events work (20-30 min)
  • • Next steps (10 min)

Post Meeting Social Event:

We’ll go wherever people want!

Rainbow History Project Volunteer Working Groups for July

Saturday, July 6 | 1:30 pm

MLK Jr. Memorial Library Room 401-D
901 G Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001

Registration appreciated

Come join Rainbow History’s Volunteer working groups!

On the first Saturday of each month, RHP’s volunteers gather to share LGBTQ history. We exchange status updates, work on our projects, brainstorm future plans, and invite prospective volunteers to get involved. All are welcome!

Team leads will present on their projects and ways to get involved. In 2024, current projects involve:

Gay Pride in DC: 50 Years of Protests and Parties Exhibit (Ongoing)
Places and Spaces social geography (Ongoing)
Archiving & Oral history (Ongoing)

Agenda:

  • • Arrival social/intros (20)
  • • Ongoing project updates (20)
  • • Break (15 min)
  • • Small groups on events work (20-30 min)
  • • Next steps (10 min)

Post Meeting Social Event:

We’ll go wherever people want!

Past events

Learn more about our public panels and programs. Many of our past public panels and programs have been recorded on video and are available for viewing on the RHP YouTube channel.

Walking tours

Get to know historic LGBTQ neighborhoods with guided or self-guided walking tours.

Become a volunteer

Rainbow History Project is an all-volunteer organization and we encourage you to get involved. We always need volunteers to help grow our collection and develop public programs.