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Jun 23

History of Andrews Inn, first gay bar in Vermont, final chapter premiere at Stage 33 Live with Gail Golec

June 23, 2023 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Gail Golec will premiere the final episode of her audio podcast series about the first gay bar in Vermont, Andrews Inn in Bellows Falls, on Friday, June 23 at 7:00 PM at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls. Limited seating, reservations by 6/22 are recommended; the event will be recorded and filmed.

Gail is a professional archaeologist and the creator, writer, editor, researcher, producer, and host for a podcast called The Secret Life of Death. A cemetery nerd, the podcast is a way for her to draw lines from the past to the present by showcasing the life of a random regular person buried in one of the thousands of historic cemeteries throughout New England.

Lately, however, she’s taken a deep dive into the history and times of the Andrews Inn, which from 1973 to 1984 was located in the current Hotel Windham in Bellows Falls. It was the first gay bar in the state of Vermont.

Gail will premiere the sixth and final episode of the series in a listening event at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, on Friday, June 23 at 7:00 PM. The previous five episodes are available on The Secret Life of Death website at

Gail will make introductory remarks, and field a question-and-answer session after playing the episode. The episode’s run-time is about 40 minutes.

Admission to this listening event is free; reservations made by 6/22 are recommended. Donations will be accepted for Out in the Open, a nonprofit organization that connects rural LGBTQ+ people to build community, visibility, knowledge, and power. See for more information about Out in the Open.

THIS EVENT MAY REACH ROOM CAPACITY. Reservations made by 6/22 are recommended: email with a name and how many people will be in the party. If capacity is reached via advance reservations, that will be prominently noted on the website. All reservation emails will receive a response (note the response isn’t likely to be immediate, as Stage 33 Live is a human-driven machine). The name and party size provided in the reservation email will be on a list at the door. There are no physical tickets.

Find more information about this event and about Stage 33 Live in general at


June 23, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Stage 33 Live
33 Bridge St
Bellows Falls, VT 05101 US
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