U-M Clements Library Director Kevin Graffagnino - Why History Matters

02/24/2010 - 12:00
02/24/2010 - 1:30pm

We might all be rich if we had a nickel for every time we’ve heard someone say, “I didn’t like history in school and I still don’t.”  Kevin Graffagnino will rebut that stubborn sentiment as he explains how and why history matters to everyone, heritage buffs and naysayers alike – helping to build community ties between natives and newcomers through shared knowledge of local history, enhancing our sense of identity, and contributing to a better future for coming generations.