Documenting the 2016 Orlando Tragedy and Its Consequences

This is the story of the attack on Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016. Created by Stonewall National Museum & Archives as part of the Stonewall National Education Project, the exhibition remembers the forty-nine lives lost, places the tragedy in the context of recurring violence against marginalized communities throughout American history, highlights the overwhelming and awe-inspiring response of the nation and the world, and then invites us to stand up to hate while celebrating our diversity.

Designed for schools, community centers, and public venues, the exhibition is accompanied by a leader’s guide with suggested discussion topics. Learn more at

Orlando 49 Project

In response to the recent tragedy in Orlando, we have created a collection to house artifacts from remembrance vigils and events such as memorial materials, ephemeral (temporary) signs, flyers, and victim information from across the country. For more information about this effort or to donate physical items, read more at


Stonewall National Museum & Archives
1300 East Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Attn: Pulse Nightclub


SNMA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote understanding through preserving and sharing the proud culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their significant role in American society. We understand that these items are of a personal nature and take great pride in our work and the responsibility of safeguarding them for posterity and historical and educational value for generations to come. SNMA  has been in operation for over 42 years and currently maintains a collection that represents more than a century of LGBT history. The professionally catalogued collection is maintained according to strict conservation and archival standards and used by community leaders, writers, researchers, historians and the general public.

The fine print: SNMA reserves the right to accept or decline to accept any items. Acquisition, disposal and loan activities conform to its mission and public trust responsibilities are at the sole discretion of SNMA following receipt of items. Ownership of items becomes that of Stonewall National Museum & Archives at time of receipt. A deed of gift can be sent upon request. Display and curation of exhibitions related to donations are at the discretion of SNMA and not guaranteed. Some items are often used for research purposes only. For more information call 954-763-8565 or visit

Rise, Strong, Unite, Pride, Love


The Venue Orlando
511 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL

American vernacular memorial art helps to unite our community while offering the public a meaningful and lasting cultural heritage. Stonewall National Museum & Archives is proud to add a beautiful memorial created by artists Brian Reaume and Lorenzo Doyle to our permanent collection. The piece was sponsored by Rob Wagner and Exile Bar, and serves as the first major addition to SNMA in memorial to the victims of the massacre at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Residents of Columbus, OH added messages of love, hope and unity to the panels before Reaume and Doyle drove it to Orlando.