History is, above all, a journey of discovery. This journey relies on history practitioners who:
- Create new connections between institutional or private resources (archives, places, collections) and the collective and personal histories of our audiences
- Empower communities to articulate their place in the American story using a variety of disciplines and methodologies, including anthropology, archaeology, architectural history, material cultural studies, and oral history
- Support inclusive stories that acknowledge changing meanings and multiple perspectives and draw upon the best available scholarship
- Foster civic engagement, critical thinking, and meaningful conversation among the public.
These tenets inform the larger theory and practice behind History Discovery Events, and so we have provided a number of resources to help connect your project to the larger strategy of education, empowerment, and enrichment through historical experiences.