Historic Preservation and LGBT History

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Last month, the National Park Service announced (here) a “theme study” focused on sites related to LGBT history.  The study’s aims (described here) are:

  • engaging scholars, preservationists and community members to identify, research, and tell the stories of LGBT associated properties;
  • encouraging national parks, national heritage areas, and other affiliated areas to interpret LGBT stories associated with them;
  • identifying, documenting, and nominating LGBT-associated sites as national historic landmarks;
  • increasing the number of listings of LGBT-associated properties in the National Register of Historic Places.

The public can nominate places for inclusion at the website parkplanning.nps.gov/lgbtlaunch or via email:lgbthistory@nps.gov

-Bridget Crawford

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