October 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm EDT | by Staff reports
LGBT groups receive National Park Service grants
National Park Service, gay news, Washington Blade

‘These matching grants will enable us to add important sites that haven’t yet been recognized and more fully tell the story of our country,’ said Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

WASHINGTON — LGBT groups in Kentucky and New York will receive matching grants from the National Park Service as part of an effort to expand the National Register of Historic Places.

The National Park Service has given a $25,000 grant to the LGBT Heritage of Kentucky Project, a group that supports adding Louisville’s Henry Clay Hotel and Whiskey Row Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places. The LGBT Sites in New York City Project, which seeks to survey and document “historic and cultural sites associated with LGBT heritage” in the five boroughs, received a $49,999 grant.

“Our American heritage is a tapestry made up of threads from many nations and communities, and we are working with public and private partners to help ensure that our National Register of Historic Places reflects this remarkable diversity,” said Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in a Thursday press release that announced the grants.

The Stonewall Inn and the Cherry Grove Community House on New York’s Fire Island are among the locations listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Frank Kameny’s Northwest D.C. home has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2011.

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