The Legacy Wall, the traveling exhibit born out of The Legacy Project originating in Chicago, Ill., will be on display at the Palm Springs Public Library from Tuesday, November 12 to Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 during the Library’s regular hours of operation.

A one-of-a-kind exhibit that features 125 mini-biographies and photo-graphs of LGBTQ people from every walk of life. It has been thoughtfully designed to enlighten people about the many important roles LGBTQ people have played in shared human history – people like Social Justice Advocate Jane Addams; Civil Rights pioneer Bayard Rustin; Cuban dissident Reinaldo Arenas; British mathematician Alan Turing; Chinese American patriotic icon Dr. Margaret Chung; Astronaut Sally Ride; Composers Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Leonard Bernstein, and Cole Porter; Playwrights Lorraine Hansberry and Oscar Wilde; Poets Walt Whitman and Audre Lorde; LGBTQ Rights pioneers Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings; acclaimed Author James Baldwin, Modern Dance and Ballet Superstars Alvin Ailey and Rudolf Nureyev; and Transgender Icons Christine Jorgensen, Sylvia Rivera, and Marsha P. Johnson.

This powerful, positive, and inspiring exhibit has 400 square-feet of digitally interactive content; it is international, multicultural, covers over 20 Fields of Contribution, spans 4000 years of history, and has been substantially vetted and sourced. The Friends of the Palm Springs Library are a proud sponsor of the Legacy Wall coming to Palm Springs, and specifically the Palm Springs Public Library.

During this time the Public Library will also host several inclusive programs including our bi-monthly Drag Queen Story Hour on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. hosted by Bella da Ball and with special guest Chi Energy. With a special tribute to Veterans this is a family program not to be missed.

On Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 the Palm Springs Public Library Victor Salvo the Founder and Executive Director of The Legacy Project will talk about the origins and how The Legacy Wall grew out of that movement.

On Saturday, Nov. 16 author Sudi “Rick” Karatas will be at the library at 2:30 p.m. discussing his book Rainbow Relatives, sharing real-world stories and advice about how to talk to children about LGBTQ family and friends.

And finally, on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. author Michael Nava will appear and discuss his latest Henry Rio crime fiction book Carved in Bone.

The Palm Springs Public Library offers a varied and comprehensive collection of print and electronic materials. The Library is located at 300 S. Sunrise Way, on the corner of Sunrise Way and Baristo Road. For more information about the Library call 760-322-READ (7323) or click here.


Image Sources

  • Legacy Wall: The Legacy Project