A museum in Florida is to preserve a memorial to Orlando victims

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - JUNE 21: A view of the Pulse Nightclub sign on June 21, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Orlando community continues to mourn deadly mass shooting at gay club. The Orlando community continues to mourn the June 12 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in what is being called the worst mass shooting in American history, Omar Mir Seddique Mateen killed 49 people at the popular gay nightclub early last Sunday. Fifty-three people were wounded in the attack which authorities and community leaders are still trying to come to terms with. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

The newly-created memorial will include more than 3500 items connected with the ‘Pulse’ nightclub massacre. The items, that were left in tribute, included stuffed animals, personalised notes and drawings. The curator of the project considers Orlando tragedy to be a historical event.

Michael Perkins, who manages the museum, added that it was still too early to say what they will do with the items, though it was possible it may form part of a planned exhibition on the LGBT community in the city. Mr Perkins also said the museum wanted to preserve the memory of the victims for “generations”.


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