Historical society

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The Nelson W. Aldrich House, headquarters of the Rhode Island Historical Society in Providence, Rhode Island, USA

A historical society (sometimes also preservation society) is group that collects, keeps, and understands historical information or historical things. These groups were created to help people in the future understand their heritage.

Historical societies can do many different things. Some do genealogy, some try to protect historical buildings, some focus on certain towns, countries, people, railroads, or religious groups.[1]

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  1. Lawrence, Debra DeRuyver, Jennifer Evans, Sara. "History of Historical Societies in the U.S." www.publichistory.org. Retrieved 2016-03-27.

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