Preservation of the past is one of many purposes of the many museums in the world. Preservation of the past if not achieved by the museum, then by who? History would slip through our fingers. For sure if there were not hundreds of people working toward this one goal, then the rest of the population and the population to come would be clueless to specifics of the past. And then allowing a public space for all to viewing. To allow everyone to share the knowledge that few were able to piece together. Many factors contribute to the very existence of a museum. We must appreciate its worth.
The quote I found displayed in the Florida Museum of Natural History, FMNH, alongside many other quotes. I particularly liked this quote, because it relates to the spirit of the world and the history of the present and the future. The FMNH shares what we know of the past, but the quote reminds us of the history of right now. At the moment we may feel that we are in a rut and how our schooling seems to go on forever. And by the quote, we are reminded that everyday and every moment Florida history, USA history, world history, and your history is continuing. And history will continue and will be collected and appreciated long after we are gone. This thought is humbling and exciting that the world will hopefully never forget the generations and generations of its inhabitants and their impact. During our time at he museum I felt as if i was back in time learning things about the land, people, and time that may have been unknown the people of the time preserved.
The people of the time, the Calusa, know known as the Seminoles.