Stop 5. Land Acknowledgment

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Colin B. Bailey, Director
The history of this site began long before Pierpont Morgan purchased the property along Madison Avenue between 36th and 37th Streets.

The Morgan Library & Museum stands on land that is part of Lenapehoking, the unceded ancestral homeland of the Lenape people. At the Morgan, we acknowledge and pay respect to the original stewards of Lenapehoking, and we recognize the enduring significance of these lands and waterways for the Lenape Nations and the many Indigenous communities who live here today.

The Morgan also recognizes the violent history of settler colonialism and its ongoing impacts on Indigenous peoples and lands. Our staff is committed to confronting this legacy in our work at the Morgan, and to honoring Indigenous voices.