Be part of The History Project's first match!

For: The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston
Boston, MA
Organizer: Joan Ilacqua
Be part of The History Project's first match! (The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston)
$3,700
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 36 donors
74% Complete

The Story

We're running our first race to raise 5k! Now through the end of September, when you donate to The History Project your gift will go twice as far! Several generous donors have agreed to match all donations to The History Project in September, up to $5,000. That means that for every dollar you donate, another dollar will be donated. We need your help to ensure we receive the full amount!


The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston is Boston's community archives. An all-volunteer organization created in 1980, The History Project serves the LGBTQ community by documenting, preserving, and sharing LGBTQ history. The funds raised via this match will be used to support a full year of events from our popular Out of the Archives series.  Out of the Archives  events are informal, interactive presentations featuring speakers discussing collections from The History Project’s archives. 


Celebrating what THP does best, these events bring materials out of the archives so that the public can learn firsthand from our shared history. Our first Out of the Archives for the 2017-2018 season features Sarah Prager, award winning author of Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World. We look forward to seeing you at an Out of the Archives  event soon! 


Innovative programs like Out of the Archives only exist with the support of the community. We hope we can count on you to help us meet this exciting challenge, earn our full match, and continue to share Boston’s LGBTQ history!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 21, 2017

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Posted on September 21, 2017


We are now 21 days into our fundraiser, and with the help of 30 people, have raised 67% of our goal! Thank you all! Here’s another highlight from Out of the Archives, board member Libby Bouvier has participated in numerous Out of the Archives presentations, and will be presenting her work on the infamous Ethel Kimball in November. Ethel lived in Boston in the early 20th century, and was arrested numerous times for “impersonating” men. Ethel even married a woman - twice! Please donate now to help us share more hidden (and sometimes infamous) LGBTQ history!


Posted on September 13, 2017

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Posted on September 13, 2017

We are 13 days into our fundraiser, and we have reached over 50% of our goal! Thank you to our donors so far, those providing this match, and to those who have spread the word! 

To those of you thinking about donating, now is the time to help us support Out of the Archives for an entire year! 

Here’s a highlight from a past Out of the Archives, in May 2017 Amy Hoffman presented on the history of Bad Attitude, a lesbian sex magazine. Please donate now to help us share more hidden (and sometimes erotic) LGBTQ history! 


Posted on September 11, 2017

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Posted on September 11, 2017

After just 11 days, we've reached 33% of our goal! Thank you all for your support and for sharing the word about our fundraiser!

Here's a find from the archives!  Did you know that, in 1980, The History Project was founded, in part, on a series of historical slide shows? Last Saturday at the The History Project office, a volunteer was processing these slides, and had finished scanning the original, heavily annotated script that was used in the presentations. 

Help preserve the archives, and all the work yet to be done, by donating today!

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