Our executive director Carrie was on vacation last week on the shores of Lake Michigan. She came back with a sunburn … and a little inspiration from an unusual source.
“But isn’t the human factor what connects us so deeply to our past? Will future generations care as much for chronologies and casualty statistics as they would for the personal accounts of individuals not so different from themselves? By excluding the human factor, aren’t we risking the kind of personal detachment from a history that may, heaven forbid, lead us one day to repeat it?”
This wonderful, fabulous line about preserving history is from World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. The Society maintains its own, zombie-free oral histories here.