In public history, your work is never your own work in the same way that it is in the academy. It is always a collaborative project and you won’t always get your way. People may commit to writing that you think is not your voice and you pretty much have to just roll with it. In fact, if you are getting your way all the time, your time in public history will probably be short, because people will no longer want to work with you.
This lecture is a personal and professional journey of engagement in queer public history at the GLBT History Museum, J-Sei, and an oral history project with API Equality Northern California