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img1"We are only passing through history," the evil French archaeologist tells Indiana Jones in the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark, "the ark is history."

 

For those of us who endeavor to collect and preserve artifacts of the past for future generations, we think this is a great way of looking at our quest. We are not so much owners, but custodians of history. Yet we cannot help but be alarmed to see history disappearing at such a frightening rate, buried forever beneath the latest shopping mall or expressway.

 

With this in mind, we believe we have a task before us. We must not only preserve the physical remnants of our Civil War and historical memories, but also learn to cultivate their importance and illustrate their significance to an increasingly ignorant and indifferent public. Our passion for the artifact must be re-born into a passion for telling its story.