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Stonewall National Monument Foundation Document

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Welcome to the Stonewall National Monument planning page!

Thank you to everyone who attended one of our May open houses and submitted comments on the draft park significance statements and visitor experience. We are in the process of reviewing all the comments we received and revising the draft foundation document. Once a full draft document has been completed, it will be posted on this website for review.

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On June 24, 2016, President Obama issued Presidential Proclamation 9465, establishing the Stonewall National Monument in New York City, New York. For your reference, the proclamation can be found here:

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