Carol Kammen laments over the modern day tragedies our nation has faced in the past decade (9/11 and Hurricane Katrina) and the role historical societies play in rebuilding communities post-disaster.

TreeAASLH aged (2)She emphasizes that while physical reconstruction is important, emotional re-building is equally important, which is where historical societies can be of assistance.

Documenting and preserving memories, both positive and painful, can be useful to those trying to heal.

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