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Stonewall National Monument Foundation Document

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Welcome to the Stonewall National Monument planning page!


NEW YORK CITY MAY OPEN HOUSES:

The Stonewall Planning Team is preparing to hold a series of May open houses in Manhattan and the surrounding New York City boroughs to assist us in developing a framework for visitor experiences, services, and programming. How we tell the story of the Stonewall Uprising is an integral part of increasing public knowledge and why we are reaching out to you for help. We want to hear your thoughts about what visitors to the Monument should learn, feel, and experience so that Stonewall National Monument can realize its full potential as a place that educates and inspires today's visitors as well as future generations.
For dates, times, and locations of the open houses, please click on the 'Meeting Notices' tab on the left side of this screen.

We will post more information to this website in early May for those who cannot attend the open houses. There will also be an opportunity for everyone to submit comments and ideas through this website beginning on May 8.

We look forward to hearing your ideas!
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STONEWALL NATIONAL MONUMENT DRAFT SIGNIFICANCE STATEMENTS:

Draft park significance statements will remain open for public comment through April 30, 2018. Please click on the 'Open for Comment' tab on the left side of this screen for more information and to submit your comments.
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STONEWALL NATIONAL MONUMENT OVERVIEW:

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.

For more information about Stonewall National Monument, please visit the national monument's website at www.nps.gov/ston.