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Last day to view: July 6
Second Floor, Center
In June 1969, LGBTQ+ community members resisted a police raid at the Stonewall Inn, a bar in lower Manhattan. The museum marked this 50th anniversary with a display featuring objects from its collections that put the history of that memorable event within a larger and longer experience of being gay. For more information on the exhibition, visit https://americanhistory.si.edu/illegal-to-be-you. To explore the museum’s LGBTQ+ collections, visit https://americanhistory.si.edu/topics/lgbtq-history.