"Queering Spaces" is an exhibit that celebrates the history and current culture of the LGBTQ+ community in the city of Pensacola. The exhibit is displayed in the T.T. Wentworth Museum in downtown Pensacola.

UWF Historic Trust opens new LGBTQ+ exhibit

The University of West Florida Historic Trust announces the opening of “Queering Spaces: Celebrating Pensacola’s LGBTQ+ Community” on the second floor of the TT Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum. The exhibit will run through January 2022.

“The UWF Historic Trust mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and share the history of all people in Northwest Florida,” said Jessie Cragg, curator of exhibits for the UWF Historic Trust. “We are honored to be part of sharing stories from our local LGBTQ community through this exhibit as well as our concentrated effort in making our collection more inclusive and diverse.”

“Queering Spaces” explores the history of the Queer Community, going beyond Memorial Day Weekend and Pride to uncover the long-lasting impacts of Pensacola’s vibrant past. It will look at the unique spaces created by and for LGBTQ+people, political activism through the years, and celebrate a community that continues to grow and thrive in Pensacola. The exhibit was completed in partnership with community curators Emily Williams, Laynie Gibson and Maggie Crain.

For more information about UWF Historic Trust, visit uwf.edu/historictrust.