Shirley H. Showalter Thursday night Keynote Presentation


The Purpose of Memories

“Why should we care about our ancestors and the place they called home?”  Shirley’s presentation drew on personal and spiritual stories, current research on memory and history, and genealogical connections to the Brubaker family.

Memories teach us identity, courage, and hope.  Tell identity stories to the next generation.  Also collect courage stories.  And be sure to expect miracles. 

Below are images from Shirley’s presentation: