Why History Matters

How the past shapes our present and informs our future.

“History is an extension of life. It both enlarges and intensifies the experience of being alive. It’s like poetry and art. Or music. And it’s ours, to enjoy.” – David McCullough

50 Years Since That "One Small Step…"
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the lunar surface, fulfilling a promise made by President John F. Kennedy only eight years earlier that an American would visit the Moon before the decade's end. Kennedy's ambitious dream—which would outlive him—defined a decade of unparalleled innovation, as hundreds of politicians, scientists, and engineers worked together to achieve the impossible. Fifty years later, we celebrate their stories.
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Make History

“History encourages, as nothing else does, a sense of proportion about life, gives us a sense of the relative scale of our own brief time on earth and how valuable that is.” — David McCullough

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