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Celebrating the Legacy of the ClubHouse
June 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
DC Preservation League is a proud co-sponsor of Uptown Main Street’s celebration of The ClubHouse! Join us this Saturday, June 8th for a FREE special heart-bombing event celebrating a space central to African American LGBTQ activism in Washington.
Located at 1296 Upshur Street NW, the ClubHouse served as an important location for LGBTQ activism in the District and as the birthplace of a now ubiquitous musical genre.
The ClubHouse was one of the first to debut House Music and its sound system was copied by legendary nightclubs internationally.
The ClubHouse was founded as a non-profit and loaned its space to community organizations and its energies to important causes for the gay African American community; the ClubHouse and its founders played a prominent role in local HIV/AIDS initiatives that continue today.
Celebrate the history of this important site by hosting a heart bomb event, bringing acknowledgement to a historic place that makes our community special. Join Uptown Main Street, the founders of the ClubHouse, and public health and community advocates on June 8th at 9 AM to decorate the ClubHouse and learn about the important history of this site. The date of our celebration falls at the end of Preservation Month and the beginning of Pride Month, making this a perfect time to highlight the unique history of this building and the community it continues to support.