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Thank you Dr. Lawson!

Thank you to Dr. Jeffrey Lawson for his donation of $10,000 received by us this month. Dr. Lawson’s donation will allow us to launch a marketing and networking campaign intended to spread the word about BHoF and drive new traffic to the museum. We are deeply grateful for Dr. Lawson’s

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Pre-Order NOW! BHoF Holiday Ornaments Featuring Jennie Lee

Decorate for the holidays with style this year. For the first time, BHoF is offering a gorgeous crystal holiday ornament featuring “Miss 44 and plenty more!” Measuring 2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″, this oval-shaped ornament will dazzle your family, friends, and guests (including jolly elves of all ages). Hang one

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Volunteers Needed: Remote Data-Entry

BHoF is looking for people anywhere in the world who can help us type up our handwritten inventories so we can import them into our database. To volunteer, sign up at bhof.link/data and we’ll send you your first sheet. Each sheet contains about two dozen entries, and data is entered

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Join us July 5 for Liber-TEASE!

The Burlesque Hall of Fame is proud to present its Independence Day weekend show Liber-TEASE! In partnership with Ron Decar’s Event Center, the show will feature top burlesque performers from Las Vegas and beyond, including the 2018 Miss Exotic World Runner-up Jessebelle Thunder, performing alongside legends of the classic burlesque

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New exhibition Explores the Feminist Side of Burlesque

40 years ago, when the women’s movement attacked burlesque clubs for their objectification and exploitation of women, it did not seem that the protesters and the performers had much in common. But the ideals of feminism are found throughout the history of burlesque. The Burlesque Hall of Fame’s new ongoing

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We are a Blue Star Museum

Free Admission for Active Military and Their Families This Summer

The Burlesque Hall of Fame is proud to join museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program runs from Saturday, May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day,

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2018 Annual Report cover

Now available: Our 2018 Annual Report

The Burlesque Hall of Fame is deeply committed to transparency and openness. We go well beyond the legal requirements for availability of core documents and financial records. Our “Core Documents” page contains our articles of incorporation, 1023 as filed with the IRS, current bylaws, code of ethics, collection policy, and

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New exhibition: “Body of Work: Midcentury Burlesque Through the Lens of F. Roy Kemp”

Canadian photojournalist F. Roy Kemp spent the 1950s documenting the New York burlesque scene, producing thousands of images that give us a glimpse into the public and private lives of performers unparalleled in other photographers’ work. Through October 2019, the Burlesque Hall of Fame will feature selections of this work,

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2013 Sassy Lassy Award to Catherine D'Lish, presented by Dita Von Teese

Former Board Members Laura Herbert and Dita Von Teese Named Board Members Emeritus

The Burlesque Hall of Fame Board of Directors is pleased to announce the recent establishment of the Board Emeritus title, recognizing museum founders Jennie Lee and Dixie Evans as well as two outstanding former Directors of the Board, Dita Von Teese and past long-time Board President, Laura Herbert. Only founders

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Precious Ephemera

Congratulations to our 2019 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship recipient: Precious Ephemera!

Congratulations to Precious Ephemera, our 2019 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship recipient! Precious was chosen for their activism on behalf of LGBTQ communities, and particularly for their work building connections between generations, work very much in the spirit of Sparkly herself. As the scholarship recipient, Precious will receive a full pass to

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