Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A Declining Interest in History

From The Federalist:
Attendance issues are not just a Colonial Williamsburg challenge. History museums across the country are seeing similar problems. In 2012, only 24 percent of Americans older than 18 visited a historic site in 2012—13 percent lower than in 1982. Attendance drops are particularly pronounced among younger Americans. Only 20.5 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 visited a historic site in 2012—down about 8 percentage points from just 10 years earlier. (Read more.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

Our current crop of 20 somethings have no regard or respect for the past and the achievements of the past. They want to create their own truth in spite of history and may I add, biology!