THE PAST IS KEY TO THE FUTURE.
Without thriving institutions like historical societies, museums, and preservationist organizations to preserve our civilization's cultural, historical, scientific, and philosophical legacy and the values thereof, our "free society" is not sustainable. It is in the past that we see the key to solving present-day problems and, therefore, the past is key to the future. Why so? Because no matter how radically or rapidly society has changed, no matter how different things are today from just a few years ago, we must remember that those changes can only be understood by understanding the pre-existing world. The present is always a consequence of the past and the future is always a consequence of the present. -PM.
A nice crowd showed up to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. We thank all who attended and a thank you to those who signed up to become members.
Paul Manton addresses the crowd at the Intro of the meeting