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Local history is the study of history in a geographically local context and it often concentrates on the local community. It incorporates cultural and social aspects of history. Historic plaques are one form of documentation of significant occurrences in the past and oral histories are another. Local history is often documented by local historical societies or groups that form to preserve a local historic building or other historic site. Many works of local history are compiled by amateur historians working independently or archivists employed by various organizations. An important aspect of l ...more
“ In general the assumption of all of us, child or adult, was that this was a new country and that a new country had no history. History was something that applied to other places. ”
“ For years, walking round London, I had been aware of the actual land, lying concealed but not entirely changed or destroyed, beneath the surface of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century city. It has been said that 'God made the country and man made the town', but that is not true: the town is simply disguised countryside. Main roads, some older than history itself, still bend to avoid long-dried marshes, or veer off at an angle where the wall of a manor house once stood. Hills and valleys still ...more ”
Staff and friends of the Museum of the Grand Prairie in Champaign County, Illinois will share th…more
[close] Staff and friends of the Museum of the Grand Prairie in Champaign County, Illinois will share the history books they've been reading and review. We want to hear everything!
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[close] Monthly book club at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve in Corpus Christi, TX.
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