Crossing Boundaries-Trans History

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Thursday October 14

7:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Washington State Historical Society in Partnership with KNKX Public Radio presents:

Challenging History
Crossing Boundaries: Trans History, Then and Now

October 14, 7:00-8:00 PM
Virtual program
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About the Event

The Washington State History Museum and KNKX present “Challenging History Crossing Boundaries - Trans History, Then and Now,” a free live streamed event on October 14 at 7 p.m. PT with KNKX All Things Considered host Ed Ronco and Morning Edition producer Vivian McCall, in conjunction with the museum's Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West exhibit. Ed and Vivian will take viewers through the exhibit and talk with its curators— the museum’s Lead Curator, Gwen Whiting and historian/author, Peter Boag. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions during the event.


Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West highlights historical narratives of transgender people in the West from 1860 to 1940, and considers how westward migration provided opportunities for self-expression and fulfillment. As they traversed unfamiliar territory, these individuals crossed both physical boundaries and the perceptual boundaries of their earlier lives. Like all pioneers, they shared a history of obstacles and fear, bravery and triumphs. This exhibition (on through December 10 at the Washington History Museum in Tacoma) is supported by Humanities Washington, KNKX, and The Norcliffe Foundation.


We hope you can join us for an insightful exploration of this ground-breaking exhibit which explores the history of gender, identity, and changing cultural perceptions in the West and the connections between transgender history and the LGBTQ+ community today.

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