onePULSE Foundation Memorial & MuseumMemorial and Museum Process

The process of memorializing the 49 angels we lost in this local, American and worldwide tragedy is anchored by a singular purpose: to respectfully honor the victims, victims’ families and all those affected by the Pulse shooting with a permanent national memorial and museum.

Only after collecting information from survivors and the families of the 49 angels will we move forward with design plans. We understand that many people outside of Orlando, the state of Florida and the US have also been affected by this tragedy and may have suggestions to share. To give everyone a voice, the onePULSE Foundation hosted a public, online survey from September 13, 2017 to October 31, 2017. This Memorial Survey contained carefully selected and thoughtful questions pertaining to the look and feel of the future memorial, as well as which issues it should address and who it should honor. Following the public unveiling of the poll results in December, an RFP will be created and details of the public design competition will be announced in the summer of 2018.

A design competition jury comprised of a panel of national experts will make the final determination on which design will be chosen for the Memorial & Museum. After this final design selection, a budget and scope of work will be set and construction can begin on Phase I of the Memorial.

Interim Memorial-Pulse

Though the Museum will be completed in phase II of this ambitious project, it will be included in the overall scope of work and final design plans, all of which will be approved at the start of phase I. The Museum will do much more than simply present history–it will be a place of education, housing artifacts for the Pulse tragedy, memorials and reflections of the global response of love that came in the weeks and months that followed the tragedy. To assist in its construction and planning, experts in museum design will be heavily consulted and serve as intrinsic assets of the museum committee. Ultimately, through this rigorous schedule of civil-centered programming, it will educate, engage, inspire, and activate visitors and community members to advocate for change.

This may seem like a long process, it is a one that is necessary to ensure that the victims, survivors and all those affected by this act of hate are given the respect and memorialization they deserve. The onePULSE Foundation, Inc., a 501(c) 3 nonprofit created by Pulse Nightclub owner, Barbara Poma, will be monitoring progress each step of the way, with all proceeds going toward scholarship endowments, educational programs to promote amity between all segments of society, community grants, and the construction and maintenance of the onePULSE Memorial and Museum that will stand for love, acceptance and hope.

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