Co-Creator Of American Heritage Center's New LGBT Archive To Speak In Sheridan

Oct 21, 2015

Credit American Heritage Center

The co-creator of the American Heritage Center’s newest archive will visit Sheridan’s library.

Gregory Hinton is an author and filmmaker. He will be speaking about the archive “Out West In The Rockies,” which is focused on the experiences of LGBT people in the American West. Hinton says it’s important that the history of LGBT people be accepted as a part of American and Western history, and he says the archive at the American Heritage Center is a good first step.

"What’s important at AHC is we’re integrated with all of the other stories and papers that are collected there. We’re not separate, it’s not a separate building. We’re being absorbed into one of our greatest national archives," says Hinton.

“Out West In The Rockies” is still accepting letters, photographs, and artifacts from LGBT people around the West.

Hinton will be speaking at the Sheridan Fulmer Library Wednesday, October 21st at 6:30pm.