Last month, the New-York Historical Society broke ground on its expansion project, which will add over 70,000 square feet to its campus. The project will create space for the American LGBTQ+ Museum, the first museum dedicated to LGBTQ history and culture in the City. The expansion will also provide additional space for educational initiatives, exhibitions, and public programs, as well as collections archives and administrative functions.
Billie Jean King, a well-known advocate for equality and social justice issues, was a guest speaker at the groundbreaking event. The new building will include the space for the archives of Billie Jean King, as well as other specialty collections. “We are so happy that the American LGBTQ+ Museum has found a home here in New York. It is our time for our American LGBTQ+ community to share our story – not only to the greater world, but also to one another,” said King.
Zubatkin is thrilled to be part of this visionary project, along with the New-York Historical Society, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and the rest of the project team!