From August 1944 until February 1946, Fort Ontario in Oswego served as the only shelter for Nazi Holocaust survivors in the United States. The museum tells the story of the nearly 1,000 World War II refugees from Europe, including concentration camp escapees, brought to the region as guests of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. STONEWALL NATIONAL MONUMENT Manhattan, New York City The birthplace of the modern gay rights movement took place on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village in June 1969 at the Stonewall Inn. LGBTQ patrons stood up against the police raids to which they had regularly been subjected. Now the country’s first national monument dedicated to LGBTQ rights, the site includes the Stonewall Inn (which still operates as a local gay bar), Christopher Park with its Gay Liberation Monument and the surrounding streets where the events of June 1969 occurred. A Path Through History attraction.