Special Event


Virtual Reel Herstory: The Archivettes Documentary

Stonewall National Monument




Stonewall National Monument in located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City but this documentary and panel will be presented virtually so anyone can access the event all over the world!

Dates & Times


Saturday, March 26, 2022


2:00 PM


2 hours

Type of Event


The Archivettes documentary run time is 61 minutes and a Q&A discussion will follow.


For Women's History Month, Stonewall National Monument is hosting a free virtual presentation of The Archivettes, a documentary about The Lesbian Herstory Archives that highlights the struggles and triumphs of recognition, historical preservation, and cultural memory in the LGBTQ+ communities.
“Our history was disappearing as quickly as we were making it.”
With that realization, in the early years following the Stonewall Uprising, Deborah Edel and Joan Nestle co-founded the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians. For more than 40 years, through many of the major milestones in LGBTQ+ history, the all-volunteer organization has literally rescued history from the trash. Now the co-founders are in their mid 70s, and the group faces a number of challenges: A transfer of leadership. The rise of digital technology. A renewed call to activism in a politically charged moment. The Archivettes is a documentary film that explores how this group came together to combat lesbian invisibility and create “a place that says yes."
The ranger-led program includes a Q&A discussion with director Megan Rossman and Maxine Wolfe.
An audio-described version will be available. Please email stonewall@nps.gov or call (646) 761-0656 for any additional accessibility needs.

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Contact Information

Ranger Julie Burna
(646) 761-0656
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