As superintendent, critical goals in collaboration with the Fort Monroe Authority, City of Hampton, and a host of community partners will bring to reality the Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center and the National Center for Freedom. Signature research and collaboration will continue to honor the legacy of those who came before us through community conversations, innovative technologies, and annual programs such as the Contraband Commemoration and African Landing Day. During such times as this, when health and justice are paramount, we seek to engage with you in the histories of Indigenous Peoples, African American experience, and the making of America, telling the full unvarnished truth in the place where history happened.
November 1, 2021, marks the tenth anniversary of the establishment of Fort Monroe National Monument, created by the authority exercised by President Barack Obama through his first use of the Antiquities Act and motivated by the community of citizens who care for and about the rich multi-faceted history of Fort Monroe. Community engagement, partnerships, and collaboration were vital to the successes we have accomplished together in telling untold stories, commemorating 400 Years of African American history, and preserving 565 acres of cultural heritage at this National Historical Landmark District. Let’s continue this great work together as we reflect on the past and plan for the future.
Eola Lewis Dance
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In June, 2014, the National Park Service held two public previews of Part 1 of the Foundation Document. The public was invited to attend the previews or go to: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/fomrfoundation to view the document online.
In the summer of 2015, the National Park Service announced the completion of the Foundation Document for Fort Monroe National Monument. A foundation document establishes a single, shared understanding of what is most important about a park unit in the national park system. This baseline understanding will guide the development of future planning documents and park management decision at Fort Monroe National Monument.
A brief overview of the Foundation Document is available: click here to view the overview online.
The full Foundation Document is also available: click here to view the full document online.
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Last updated: October 21, 2021