Protecting the Past

Protecting the Past

Protecting the Places and Stories of the Past for Future Generations

It is an unfortunate fact of life that most people and their unique history are not fully appreciated until they are no longer around to share it with us. Not only do the stories die, but the significance of some artifact dies too. As with the construction of the Hanging Flume, the hundreds of men who worked day after day had an intimate understanding of how the Flume was constructed and of Nathaniel P. Turner, the man who spearheaded the construction. But as the years passed, their recollection of the Flume and those they worked with faded away and it took a team of experts years to put together a fragmented story of the Hanging Flume.

It is important that each of us take responsibility for protecting our family’s history and sharing it with others. Who knows who will want to learn about you in the future.

Think of all the amazing works of art, historical artifacts that we have uncovered over the centuries that has taught us so much about who our ancestors were and what life was like back then. Imagine what we would be missing if the Sistine Chapel was not preserved.