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Provincetown in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Provincetown AIDS Memorial

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, September 20, 2019
1. Provincetown AIDS Memorial
Inscription.  
The Provincetown AIDS Memorial is a horizontal monument, a unique monument in the living ocean. This memorial is a reminder of the lives lost to AIDS and the humanitarian achievements of the caregivers who responded to the crisis. It is also a reminder of those who are still fighting to live and the continuing impact of AIDS in communities worldwide. Provincetown was a first responder to the crisis in this country. In 1983 the Provincetown AIDS Support Group opened its doors to hundreds of people living with AIDS who came here seeking assistance and treatment. Here they found open minds, big hearts and an interest in their well being. Provincetown’s commitment to being a caring community continues today.
 
Erected 2018 by : The Provincetown Cultural Council in conjunction with the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
 
Location. 42° 3.083′ N, 70° 11.244′ W. Marker is in Provincetown, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker is at the intersection of Commercial St and Ryder St, on the right when traveling east on Commercial
Provincetown AIDS Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 20, 2019
2. Provincetown AIDS Memorial
St. Marker located on the Provincetown Town Hall grounds east side facing Ryder St. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 260 Commercial St, Provincetown MA 02657, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Provincetown Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Sons of Provincetown (a few steps from this marker); Rose Dorothea (within shouting distance of this marker); Universalist Meeting House of Provincetown (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); MacMillan Wharf (about 600 feet away); The First Landing Place of the Pilgrims, Nov. 11, 1620, O.S. (approx. 1.1 miles away); H.M.S. Somerset (approx. 1.8 miles away); Provincetown (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Provincetown.
 
More about this memorial. This 17-ton monument was created and designed by sculptor and installation artist Lauren Ewing.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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