By Jeremy Dibbell
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, professor of history at Harvard and the most recent recipient of the MHS’ John F. Kennedy Medal, mentioned the Historical Society in a recent lecture about the importance of preserving historical artifacts, delivered at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City. You can read an account of Ulrich’s talk here, via the Deseret News.
One quote that I particularly like: “History is not what happened, it is an account of the past, based on surviving sources. If there are no sources, there is no history.”