Groundbreaking.

"It's our time to share our story." - Billie Jean King

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The American LGBTQ+ Museum has ceremonially broken ground at the site of our future home with the New-York Historical Society.

We are so excited to celebrate this milestone with all of you, our community of supporters who are helping build this museum with us!

American LGBTQ+ Museum at New-York Historical Society

This new building will not only house the American LGBTQ+ Museum, but also the Billie Jean King archives and several new community and classroom spaces.

It was such an inspiring event, honoring all the work that has brought us here — and all the work to be done. We look forward to embarking on this journey with you all!

Emcee: Billie Jean King

Honored Guests: Mayor Bill De Blasio & Speaker Corey Johnson

Featured Remarks From: André De Shields & Imara Jones, Translash

Remarks from: Louise Mirrer, the New-York Historical Society & Richard Burns, the American LGBTQ+ Museum