“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
-- George Santayana
While most of us were busy coping with the day-to-day challenges we faced in 2020, Guelph Museums have been taking steps to make sure we collect and preserve truths about how people are experiencing these historic moments.
The museum was quick to recognize we’re making history today, and worked to ensure that history is not lost or forgotten. The museum put out a call for documents, articles, artifacts and symbols showing what life is like in Guelph during a global pandemic, and how people in Guelph joined millions around the world marching in the streets in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Most people are looking forward to a day when COVID-19 is just a memory; a thing of the past.
We’re also taking steps so, someday, people won’t have to march in the streets for equality.
We learn important lessons during dark times and difficult conversations.
Documenting these historic times helps ensure future generations will understand and learn from the experiences we’re having right now.