What inspired you to become interested in the distant past? Why the interest?
I suppose for me it goes way back, for I live in Swansea Massachusetts. And with such a rich history this particular town has in southern New England, what with King Phillip's War starting not two miles shy from where I live, I guess it just grew up with me.
I never appreciated the past until I got older and into human psychology. And I began to open my eyes to how many interesting things there was in my area alone! Then I began to venture further, and whenever I went to Boston for a day or New Hampshire for a couple of nights I was looking through the history section at bookstores.
History to me is like a window to another world. A place that I can just sit back and admire like someone would do on a mountaintop. I made this club so I can see how many other people are interested in AOS history, and heck if you like other history eras, you're not alone! There's really nothing I don't like in history.
What's your story for how you got into history?