"In fiction, the principles are given, to find the facts: in history, the facts are given, to find the principles; and the writer who does not explain the phenomena as well as state them performs only one half of his office."
Thomas Babington Macaulay, "History," Edinburgh Review, 1828
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Coming Attractions: Worcester Conference on Historic Resources & House Museums
Most memorable quote from the conference: "The National Trust is not in the business of preserving buttprints!"