On June 12 (7-9PM), the Archives Project will hold its annual Membership Meeting and Board Elections at the Hotel Peter & Paul (2317 Burgundy St.). This year's keynote speaker will be Wayne Phillips, Curator of the Carnival Collection at the Louisiana State Museum. Phillips will speak about a new exhibit on the history of Gay Carnival he is curating at the Presbytère called "Grand Illusions." In addition to Phillips' lecture, Officers of the Archives Project will give updates on the Project's successes in the last year. The event will be catered by Martin's Wine Cellar and wine will be provided by Bacchanal. We are also excited about this year's venue. The St. Peter and St. Paul Church in the Marigny has recently undergone an extensive renovation and now serves as a hotel, restaurant, bar, and event venue. We will meet in the beautifully restored sanctuary of the venerable old church.The event is free and open to the public. For those who wish to join the Archives Project, membership is $10. Please join us to celebrate LGBT+ history as we approach the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.
And please attend the opening reception for the above-mentioned Grand Illusions exhibit on June 6 (5-8PM) at the Presbytère (751 Chartres). For more information on that event, click HERE.