The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project team has been honored with a 2018 New York State Historic Preservation Award!
Last week, the team traveled to the New York State Museum in Albany to accept the award, given annually by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to projects which exemplify “excellence in the preservation and revitalization of New York’s historic and cultural resources.”
The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project was recognized as “an outstanding and groundbreaking documentation project that records the often untold and remarkable histories of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender New Yorkers.” The award acknowledges our website of over 150 LGBT historic sites (and counting!) across the city’s five boroughs, completion of the Historic Context Statement for LGBT History in New York City, five nominations to the National Register of Historic Places (with two more in the pipeline), and an ongoing intensive-level survey.
This work has been partially funded by the National Park Service’s Underrepresented Communities Grants program, which is administered by the New York State Historic Preservation Office. Special thanks to Kath LaFrank, National Register Coordinator, and Kathy Howe, Survey and Evaluation Unit Coordinator, at the state office for their guidance.
We’re looking forward to increasing representation and awareness of the city’s LGBT historic sites in 2019 as we gear up for World Pride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in June!