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Foundation Document

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Welcome to Stonewall National Monument!

On June 24, 2016, President Obama issued Presidential Proclamation 9465, establishing the Stonewall National Monument in New York City, New York. For your reference, we have included the Presidential Proclamation under the "Document List" section of this website (see tabs at left).

The national monument was created to preserve and interpret resources associated with the Stonewall uprising, a momentous event in the history of the civil rights movement for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. The uprising was in response to the June 28, 1969 police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a well-known LGBT bar, and the continued riots and demonstrations in the neighborhood in the days that followed.

The Proclamation directs the National Park Service (NPS) to prepare a management plan to ensure that the monument fulfills the following purposes: (1) to preserve and protect the objects of historic interest associated with the monument, and (2) to interpret the monument's objects, resources, and values related to the LGBT civil rights movement. The first phase of that process is the development of a foundation document.

A foundation document identifies a national park unit's core purpose and significance, its most important resources and values, and the interpretive themes that tell its unique and significant story. The foundation document will help NPS staff, park partners, and the public clearly identify the essential information that is necessary for management to consider when determining future planning efforts, outlining key planning issues, and protecting resources and values that are integral to the monument's purpose and identity.

The NPS welcomes all interested persons to participate in this effort. The first comment period for the foundation document runs from September 26, 2017 through October 26, 2017. Please click on the "Open for Comment" tab on the left side of the screen to submit your comments. This is the first of several opportunities to submit your thoughts during this planning process. Visit the "Plan Process" tab on the left side of this screen for a preview of additional public involvement opportunities.

Your input is important for the success of Stonewall National Monument. The NPS encourages you to take part in this process, and we look forward to hearing from you.

The Stonewall National Monument Staff and Planning Team

Please check this website periodically for updates, upcoming public meeting announcements, and opportunities to participate in this planning process. The NPS will hold multiple public meetings throughout the planning process. Meeting dates and times will be announced on this website (under the "Meeting Notices" tab) and on the national monument's website (