Because we want to preserve our history and the events that have transpired up until this point. As people leave the area, or pass away we are slowly losing the spoken remembrances of what made our city the community it is today. We want to help preserve that knowledge for future generations.
We have a wonderful group of local historians that spend hundreds of hours a year in libraries, in front of microfiche machines, reading books and newspapers and scouring the web for information. You can read about them here.