As a historian and museum professional, I am often asked: Why history? Why is it important? Why museums? Why donate?
The answer is simple: YOU!
Why history? History provides a better understanding of the present; it shows how our culture and society have developed. It reflects our identity as a community. History is your community’s stories, without your support your stories risk being lost.
Why is it important? As our communities seem to become more and more divided, history helps remind us of our shared past and that our actions not only affect our lives, but will shape the futures of our children and grandchildren.
Why museums? They house the community’s history. They are educational centers for all generations to learn and connect people of all backgrounds. The DuPage County Historical Museum is your museum, in your county, preserving YOUR history.
With your donation you become a steward of your own history. You help to preserve your community’s historical and cultural identity. You are educating the 10,000+ people who come through the museum doors or participate in events every year. You are engaging the community with the stories of their past and providing a safe and inclusive place to discuss these topics.
Will you preserve your history by making a donation to the DuPage County Historical Museum?
Thank you for your support.
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