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Re: Local History found in Local Chapters of National Organizations

Re: Local History found in Local Chapters of National Organizations

“I have just read this issue’s column on the Encyclopedia of Local History, and it occurs to me that there is a great deal of local history to be found in the local chapters of national organizations. In addition to the obvious (for me) ones like Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting, I am thinking about service and fraternal clubs (Elks, Lions, Optimists, and Rotary), all of which have a component of community service in them.” Read more …

Re: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”

Re: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”

“Carol Kamman, who is often my favorite part of History News, had a slam dunk with ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ which eloquently articulates an observation I came to some years ago; that the answer to the question of ‘why history and historic sites matter’ and ‘what historic preservation is good for’ – is the same answer … ” Read more …

Book Sticker

Book Sticker

“Our historical society has a reasonably active publishing program. We have a patron who has been collecting photographs for some time and who would like to supplement his collection with ours in order to produce an Arcadia-type book. As a result, I read your article with interest when I came upon it just now on my coffee break.” Read more …