Historical Society

A historical society is an organization that collects, researches, interprets and preserves information or items of historical interest. Generally, a historical society focuses on a specific geographical area, such as a county or town or subject, such as aviation or rail. Many historical societies publish journals or maintain museums to showcase their field of study.

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List Of Museums In New Jersey
... that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing ... Name Image Location County Region Area of study Summary Absecon Historical Society Museum Absecon Atlantic South Jersey Local history website, planned museum in Howlett Hall Absecon ... house Operated by the Monmouth County Historical Association Museum, 1710 tavern house American Hungarian Museum Passaic Passaic Gateway Region ...
Lehigh County Historical Society
... Lehigh County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1904, dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the history of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania and the Lehigh ... The Historical Society and Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum are located at 432 West Walnut Street in Allentown ...
Lou Sullivan - Personal & Activist Papers
... was a founding member and board member of the GLBT Historical Society (formerly the Gay and Lesbian Historical Society) in San Francisco ... The Historical Society has displayed selected materials from Sullivan's papers in a number of exhibitions, notably "Man-i-fest FTM Mentoring in San ... Francsico's GLBT History," the debut exhibition in the main gallery at the society's GLBT History Museum that opened in January 2011 in San Francisco's Castro District ...
List Of Museums In Oregon - Alternate Names and Changed Names
... for the Gateway Coastal Natural History Center Coos County Historical Society Museum – Coos Historical and Maritime Museum (2004 name change) Coos-Curry Museum – later split into what now are the Coos ... the Log Cabin Museum and the Burrows House Scio Depot Museum – see Scio Historical Depot Museum Scio Historical Museum – see Scio Historical Depot Museum Telephone Pioneers Museum – see Qwest ...

Famous quotes containing the words society and/or historical:

    The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents.... It is a place where the city of man serves not only the needs of the body and the demands of commerce but the desire for beauty and the hunger for community.... It is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goals than the quantity of their goods.
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)

    By contrast with history, evolution is an unconscious process. Another, and perhaps a better way of putting it would be to say that evolution is a natural process, history a human one.... Insofar as we treat man as a part of nature—for instance in a biological survey of evolution—we are precisely not treating him as a historical being. As a historically developing being, he is set over against nature, both as a knower and as a doer.
    Owen Barfield (b. 1898)