Screening: Lavender Hill A Love Story – DOWNTOWN ITHACA PRIDE WEEK

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Date(s) - 06/16/2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

110 N Tioga st
Ithaca, New York 14850

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WHEN: Friday June 16th, 5:30-6:30pm

WHERE: CAP ArtSpace, Located inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture, 110 N Tioga St, Ithaca NY 14850

Q&A: With members of Lavender Hill; David Hirsch & Yvonne Fisher

In 1973, a motley group of young writers, artists, political activists, and recent college graduates purchased over 80 acres of land outside West Danby, New York to build, with their own hands, a two story home that became Lavender Hill — one of the few gay and lesbian communes in the Back to the Land movement. In a time when over a dozen “straight” communes thrived in Tompkins County outside Ithaca, Lavender Hill, which expanded to include several homes across the property, was a remarkable experiment in collaboration, gender exploration, and social and political integration between young gay and lesbians in the post-Stonewall era.

This event will be opened by Dr. Jeffry Iovannone and include items displayed from the personal collections of Lavender Hill.

Q&A with members of Lavender Hill and the History Center staff following screening.

Pre-registration not required. Please contact with any accessibility accommodation requests.

This event is brought to you as part of Downtown Ithaca PRIDE Week June 9th-16th – Find events and details at:

Learn more LGBTQIA+ history in Ithaca and Tompkins County at

No registration necessary.

COVID-19 POLICY – The History Center will follow the most up to date guidance from the Tompkins County Health Department. Our organization is a mask friendly space and encourage visitors to practice what is most comfortable to them regarding mask wearing. Please contact us ahead of time if you would like virtual access to this program. Learn more at


This event will take place in the traditional and contemporary lands of the Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’ Nation (Cayuga), one of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Learn more at


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