MCHS Newsletter Article Republished on SMOC

In the last issue of the Morrison County Historical Society newsletter (Volume 25, Number 3, 2012), I wrote an article called “History Is Not Comfortable” in response to an anonymous letter we received concerning an excerpt from the “What’s It Like [to be Transgendered] in Morrison County?” essay we currently have on exhibit at the Weyerhaeuser Museum. The Small Museums Online Community (SMOC), which is run by the American Association for State and Local History, asked to republish the article on its blog. The article was posted on SMOC yesterday.

In addition, I asked if I could write another blog post to give further context to the article. That post appears here on SMOC.

4 Replies to “MCHS Newsletter Article Republished on SMOC”

  1. Mary, thanks for having the courage to set an example of leading a public life informed by evidence, logic and compassion. The letter from the self-righteous, yet cowardly anonymous “sadly disappointed” reminded me of this quote from Robert McKee: “What happens is fact, not truth. Truth is what we think about what happens.”

  2. Thanks so much for your kind words, John. I love your Robert McKee quote. Perhaps I will use it in one of our newsletters. 🙂


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