We Will Always Be Here: Wisconsin's LGBTQ+ Historymakers | Wisconsin Historical Society

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We Will Always Be Here: Wisconsin's LGBTQ+ Historymakers

A Traveling Display

We Will Always Be Here: Wisconsin's LGBTQ+ Historymakers | Wisconsin Historical Society
We Will Always Be Here: Wisconsin's LGBTQ+ History Makers
EnlargeWe Will Always Be Here Panel 3 Ralph Kerwineo 
EnlargeWe Will Always Be Here Panel 9 Manonia Donna
EnlargeWe Will Always Be Here Panel 13 Judy Greenspan
EnlargeWe Will Always Be Here Panel 15 Jamie Nabozny

NOW AVAILABLE! The traveling display "We Will Always Be Here: Wisconsin's LGBTQ+ Historymakers" explores the stories of Wisconsin's LGBTQ+ historymakers through profiles of eight individuals across a wide spectrum of identities who have helped to empower others to make a positive change in the world. Meet some of our LGBTQ+ visionaries, changemakers, and storytellers in the new traveling display featuring artwork by nipinet landsem.

Starting in June 2022, the Wisconsin Historical Society will provide this display to schools, GSAFE programs, public libraries, historical societies, and civic organizations in Wisconsin. To request the display for your organization, please email travelingexhibits@wisconsinhistory.org or contact Kristen Leffelman at 414-988-8655.

To browse the Wisconsin Historical Society's other traveling displays, click here.

What's in the Display?

The ten panels of "We Will Always Be Here" tell the stories of LGBTQ+ historymakers in simple, graphic novel-inspired language, with original artwork by artist nipinet landsem (see below). The display is most suitable for secondary schools and the general public.

View the complete contents of each panel here (PDF, 6 MB).

General Description

10 double-sided, poly fabric banners, 37" x 45", in banner frames for tabletop exhibition

Rental Fee & Travel

$100, plus pick-up

Proceeds from traveling exhibit rentals support the Society's ongoing outreach programs and activities. Three copies of the display are available for rental, based in Madison, Milwaukee, and Ashland. Venues are responsible for picking up the display at the previous venue or their nearest base location, based on scheduling.

Duration

Up to 4 weeks

Space Required

50 sq. ft.

Dates and Locations

See our events calendar for full details.

About the Artist

nipinet landsem is an Indigequeer Anishinaabe and Michif artist currently based in Madison. They are a descendant of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and are deeply drawn to the history of the lakes and prairies on which they grew up. landsem is passionate about using art to tell contemporary Indigenous stories. They have been telling these stories with their tattoo clients for four years and are co-owner of giige, an Indigenous and queer-owned and focused artist collective.

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