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Generation-to-Generation Discussions Can Thread Together the Past, Present and Future and Help to Build Community

Rod Howe

This is a busy time of year. Those of us involved with The History Center hope that you will pause over the next month to have intergenerational conversations about connections to place, engaging with history, past milestones and hopes for the future. Generation-to-generation discussions can thread together the past, present and future and help to build community. Ask questions across the generations within your family but also with colleagues, friends and acquaintances. We encourage you to reach beyond your typical social networks as opportunities arise to deepen your connections to place and to understand your role in making history.

"In all of us," wrote Ithaca-born Alex Haley, author of the popular novel Roots, "there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from."


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