Due to the Mayor’s Advisory that went into effect November 16, we will only be open for Researchers by appointment. To make an appointment, please email info@gerberhart.org at least 24 hours before you plan to visit. Hours for appointments are Wednesdays and Thursday 6 pm to 9 pm, Fridays 12Continue Reading

Archive collections are a foundation of Gerber/Hart. Storing them in archival quality boxes and folders is critical for long term preservation and future use by researchers and in exhibits. It costs approximately $30 in supplies to rehouse one box of a collection. We receive 25-50 boxes of new collections eachContinue Reading

The “Q: Activism on the Margins of Identity” exhibit, which opened in September 2020 and will run through March 2021, focuses on a new wave of advocacy that sweep through queer communities in Chicago and across the country in the 1990s. On Tuesday, December 8, 6:30 pm. there will beContinue Reading

Emerging as an outgrowth of the AIDS pandemic and the activism it brought forth, the 1990s saw a new wave of advocacy sweep through queer communities in Chicago and across the country. Political hostility, gay-for-pay media representation, and ongoing threats of physical violence pushed queer identities to the margins ofContinue Reading

The collections, services, and programming of Gerber/Hart are growing. Gerber/Hart will soon outgrow its current space. In view of this, a strategic plan has been developed and approved by the Board of Directors in August 2020. The strategic plan focuses on relocation to a larger space and the continued growthContinue Reading