Fruitful Efforts

The impact of such a decision was keenly felt when communities were built to help each other in times of need. This led to an enthusiasm to history itself within the immigrants. Once the number increased the finances also started to pave way towards historical societies. The community centres offered workshops and lectures about historical societies and training on becoming a historian. The local groups were benefitted immensely and continue to do so.

The best way to get things together is to link the new interests – be it immigrants or the young – to the older ones. The gap between public history and academic history is something that needs to close. The improvement in communication through media will serve as a benefit for historians on local, national and international levels. The interest in preserving, documenting, interpreting and exploring documents and artefacts is one shared by many. Bringing down barriers of age and distance can save historical societies and take them beyond their current station.