Going Out, Coming In: LGBTQ+ Spaces in Downtown Minneapolis Returns to Mill City Museum

For immediate release

Release dated: April 9, 2024

MNHS media contacts: Nick Jungheim, 651-259-3060, nick.jungheim@mnhs.org or Allison Ortiz, 651-259-3051, allison.ortiz@mnhs.org


Exhibit showcases the history of the city’s LGBTQIA+ community spaces

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (April 9, 2024) – On April 18, the photography exhibit Going Out, Coming In: LGBTQ+ Spaces in Downtown Minneapolis returns to Mill City Museum. The public is invited to view the free exhibit, which will be located in the museum’s central Mill Commons area.

Previously displayed during the summer of 2023, Going Out, Coming In showcases the importance of downtown Minneapolis’ LGBTQIA+ community spaces throughout the 20th century. The exhibit details how queer history is present and intertwined with the neighborhood’s development during that time period.

Through this exhibit, visitors can deepen their understanding of downtown Minneapolis and those who lived in and visited the community. Images highlight places where the city’s queer community gathered to address the systemic challenges of discrimination, urban renewal, and HIV/AIDS.

This exhibit is part of an ongoing partnership between Twin Cities Pride and the Minnesota Historical Society. It is inspired by the Twin Cities LGBTQ+ History Tours developed by TC Pride and MNHS in 2022.

Going Out, Coming In will be on display during regular museum hours from April 18 to July 14 2024.

The exhibit is made possible through funding provided by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For more information, please contact Nick Jungheim.

About the Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves, and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs, and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories, and connects people with history.

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