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Community Conversation

Stories about Mary’s…Naturally!

May 23, 2019 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM


Mary’s…Naturally! was a gay bar formerly located at Westheimer and Waugh Drive in Houston, Texas. Operating in the Montrose neighborhood since 1968, Mary’s was an anchor for the local gay community. Currently on view in the exhibition Stonewall 50 are sections of the bar top featuring photographs encased under plastic resin to memorialize patrons who had died during in the early years of the AIDS epidemic.

Like the Stonewall Inn, Mary’s…Naturally! was the site of serial police raids. Join Marc Cohen, Dalton DeHart, and Brian Keever, former patrons of Mary’s…Naturally! as they share stories from their time at the bar and some of the history of gay rights in Houston. Audience members are welcome to bring their own memories of Mary’s…Naturally! to share in this community conversation.

This program is hosted in partnership with Judy Reeves and the Gulf Coast Archive & Museum (GCAM), and is presented with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation.