March 5, 2019 at 4:26 am EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Newseum commemorates Stonewall with ‘Rise Up’ exhibit
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The Newseum is opening a new exhibit on LGBT history. (Original photo by Leonard Fink via the LGBT Community Center History Archive; photo of exhibit by Michael Key)

The Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.) debuts its new exhibit “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement” on Friday, March 8. 

“Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement,” commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which took place in June 1969. The exhibit showcases the events at Stonewall Inn and how that birthed the LGBT rights movement. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 31 and will feature speaking engagements with journalists, authors, politicians and more. Admission is $24.95 plus tax for adults (19-64), $19.95 plus tax for seniors (65 and older), $14.95 plus tax for youth (7-18) and free for children under six. 

For more information, visit newseum.org.

The exhibit includes issues of the Washington Blade. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)
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