History News Article: "And the Survey Says: History is the Foundation for a Stronger Future”
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History News Article
Title: "And the Survey Says: History is the Foundation for a Stronger Future" by Norman Burns
Issue: History News 2020 Volume 75, #1
Description: This article overviews the findings of Conner Prairie’s commissioned national survey to discover Americans’ views on the relevance of history and the role of museums in society today. Statistics included in the article address the value and relevance of history in building a better future; the ways Americans want to engage with history at museums; museums as a forum for civics education; the importance of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access; generational views on history; and words Americans used to describe museums. This article closes with conclusions drawn from the survey and how museums can use the results to engage our communities and enact positive change.
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About History News
History News is the official magazine of AASLH. It exists to foster publication, scholarly research, and an open forum for discussion of best practices, applicable theories, and professional experiences pertinent to the field of state and local history. A History News subscription is a benefit of AASLH membership. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet.
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