At the Kent historical research society, our motto is "sapere aude" or "dare to know." As time goes on, history is forgotten, but we can lessen the impact of this with documentation and by spreading this information around. As philosopher George Santayana famously wrote "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it," if we do not know where we come from, we cannot know where we should be heading.
We are mainly dedicated to the history of Michigan.
The historical society seal