Join the Kansas City Public Library for a talk with author and scholar Lucas Hilderbrand about his book The Bars Are Ours: Histories and Cultures of Gay Bars in America, 1960 and After. The book highlights two gay establishments on Kansas City’s Troost Avenue in the 1960s: the Jewel Box Lounge and the Colony Bar.
Some of Lucas’s book research was performed using the photo holdings of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America (GLAMA) at UMKC Libraries. GLAMA’s Robert Heishman and Robert Boles Collections include images of patrons and performers of the Colony Club and the Jewel Box.
Join us for “Show Me Love: Female Impersonation and Drag in Kansas City” on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 2:00 pm in Helzberg Auditorium, Kansas City Public Library Central Library. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more and RSVP on the KCPL event page.
This Missouri Valley Sundays talk is co-presented by GLAMA at UMKC Libraries.
Digitized images: LaBudde Special Collections at UMKC University Libraries.