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Stonewall National Museum & Archives
Ronni Dowd (Director of Operations) | Emery Grant (Director of Community Engagement)
1300 East Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL   33304
United States

Phone: 954-763-8565

Business Type: Museum
Secondary Business Type: Library

Year Established: 1973
Member Since: 2012

By Knowing Our Community, We Can Better Serve Our Community
The Stonewall Museum, one of the only of its kind in the country, includes a permanent timeline of American LGBT history as well as changing history exhibitions. Art exhibitions, usually done in conjunction with ArtsUnited, are shown in the museum’s George Hester Gallery and Stonewall-organized history exhibitions are shown in the Hester and Charles L. Ross galleries. Exhibitions change in the Hester Gallery each month and in the Ross Gallery every other month.

Stonewall’s on-line museum also includes three of our groundbreaking history exhibits. These panel exhibitions, along with eight others, travel and are shown at corporate and non-profit venues across the country. For more information about the traveling exhibition program, please contact us at

Our archives, which currently contain more than 5,000 items, document a century of GLBT cultural and social history with an emphasis on the southeastern United States. The collection has been professionally catalogued and is maintained According to strict conservation standards. It is used by community leaders, writers, scholars, researchers, historians, and members of the general public. Among the many treasures in the archives are our extensive pulp fiction collection; organizational records of local, national and regional LGBT organizations; our large serials collection; personal records of local and national personalities; the Joel Starkey Collection; gay erotica –pictorial works; and LGBT ephemera, film, audio and oral histories.

The Archives recently added a significant collection of material donated by the Dade Human Rights Foundation. Materials were also added to the collection from GLSEN of South Florida.

Kay Tobin Lahusen, gay rights pioneer, donated a two-disc DVD recording of “A Memorial Celebrating the Life of Barbra Gittings.”

Our circulating book and film program is the largest in the United States and forms one of the cornerstones of the Stonewall National Museum & Archives. Our circulating library holdings now number over 20,000 books and 1,000 DVDs. New titles are added every week and are available in the “New Arrivals” section of the Library. We also offer over 60 national and regional periodicals in our John Graves Reading Room.



Stonewall National Museum & Archives's Featured Video
  • Land's End Ice Cream Social for "Breaking the Sound Barrier"

    Join us Sunday, August 7th from 1-4 PM at the Historic Land's End Inn in Provincetown, MA for an ice cream social celebrating women's music. The Stonewall National Museum & Archive of Ft. Lauderdale, FL is presenting "Breaking The Sound Barrier" a traveling exhibition of women's music. Sponsorship, host and general admission tickets are available. You can contact us through this YouTube Account for reservations. Thank you....
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  • Transitions Promotional Video - Stonewall National Museum and Archives

    Specifically designed as a corporate diversity and inclusion educational tool, this very special exhibition, Transitions, from The Stonewall National Museum & Archives, with the assistance of diversity consultant Brian McNaught, is a traveling, multi-paneled presentation on the meaning, history, and personal impact of gender identity and gender expression. Six personal profiles, a historic timeline, and clear definitions and distinctions will enable viewers to come away with a better understanding and appreciation of their transgender colleagues and clients. For information and pricing to brin...
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