Professional historians lament that we, as Americans, are fast losing our historical literacy and appreciation for the stories we share as a people and nation. This lack of historical acumen has contributed to political acrimony, an unhealthy division among the nation’s citizenry, and often dysfunctional public discourse.
We are raising a generation of young Americans who are by-and-large historically illiterate…We’ve got to teach history and nurture history and encourage history because it’s an antidote to the hubris of the present…
Pulitzer Prize Winning Author and “American’s Greatest Historian”
Like much of our nation’s history, the Republican comprehensive history is neglected and frequently misrepresented. Our great nation has a rich political record unique to the world and Republicans, in general, and the Republican Party, specifically, have played an integral role. Republicans have a vibrant story to tell but it is only partially captured at a few great places throughout the country. In no single place is it collectively recorded. The National Republican History Museum will remedy this.
With over a century and a half of history to showcase, the museum will tell the story of a political movement that has shaped this nation – – from the conditions in the United States that led to the Party’s creation, to the involvement of people of multiple political philosophies who joined together to form the Party, to the evolution of Republicanism over its 160 years of existence.
We went into the little meeting held in a school house Whigs, Free Soilers, and Democrats. We came out of it Republicans and we were the first Republicans in the Union.
Alvan E. Bovay
Founder of the United States Republican Party
The museum is a private, professional historical endeavor. It utilizes the National Archives Presidential Library and Museum model: a museum that tells the Republican story using interactive exhibits, documents, artifacts, photographs, videos, and a library that houses the collective recorded Republican history (documents, recordings, etc.) to support research and other scholarly activities.
We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you at the grand opening, projected for Summer 2017.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired)
President, National Republican History Museum Foundation, Inc.