Leather History


Leather History Conference


Leather History Conference was the dream of Gypsie Wind-Feather Ferris, who founded and produced the first LHC in 2011. She was the producer and creative force driving LHC through it's first 5 years. Because of changes in her family and life situations, she had to step down from producing this important event, and the Leather History Preservation Foundation was created to continue the mission and vision of preserving and sharing our Leather History.


The first LHC was held in Wilmington, NC in 2011. It moved to Greensboro 2012, Winston-Salem in 2013, High Point in 2014, and back to Winston-Salem in 2015. We are pleased to announce that Leather History Conference 2016 will be returning to High Point, NC.

LHC has always been a labor of love, operating on a shoestring budget. Funding has always been an issue, with the first 3 conferences losing money. In 2014 LHC broke even for the first time and 2015 actually left us some start up money for the 2016 conference.

LHC Awards and Recognition


Leather History Conference was recognized with the Pantheon of Leather Small Event of the Year Award for 2012 .


LHC is a Business Member of the Southeast Conference of Clubs.



Leather History Conference has brought in a wide range of Leathermen and Leatherwomen to share their stories, and the stories of those who have gone before us. LHPF intends to continue that tradition.


Past storytellers include:


Caro, Lady D Harrison, Nancy Ava Miller, Master Taino, Sir Hooker, Viola Johnson, Insatiable Amazon, Ian Coleman, slave sherry, Master Alex Keppler, Jo Arnone, Master Tallen, Wayne Brawner, Paula Smith, Dick Grey, Phantom Blue, Mama Sandy Reinhardt, Thay Z, Bill Costomiris, Daddy Chris Zimmerman Law, Master Dama & slave into, Judy Tallwing McCarthy, Sir Wayne Turpin, and so many more.


There are so many stories to tell, we'll do our best to bring them to you.




704 S Broad St,

Burlington, NC 27215



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The Leather History Preservation Foundation is a non-profit corporation, registered with the NC Secretary of State. Our Articles of Incorporation are a matter of public record and can be found HERE.

Regarding Donations:

Donations to Leather History Preservation Foundation are NOT tax deductible. Donations will be appreciated, and applied to our event production costs. LHPF, Inc. will be applying for 501(c) 3 status soon.

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