Uncommon Giving-Author, Steve Berry preserves the past because History Matters

Thursday, 30 August @ 3:45 PM

One estimate is that there are more than 1,700,000,000 rare and unique books, periodicals, and other documents currently contained in collections around the world, at least 16% of which, 270,000,000, are endangered because of poor conservation.  Of the estimated 21,000,000 paintings, sculptures, and decorative art now in those collections, 26%, 5,500,000, are threatened.

What if these rarities are not preserved?  The answer is clear.  Those links to our past will be irretrievably broken.  Money for historic preservation and conservation is one of the first things cut from both governments’ and individuals’ budgets.  Steve and Elizabeth Berry thought it was time to come up with an innovative way to raise money.

That’s what History Matters is all about. Click on image to the left to hear Author, Steve Berry on Uncommon Giving.

Steve Berry is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cotton Malone series and also has four stand-alone thrillers including The Columbus Affair. He has 14 million books in print, which have been translated into 40 languages and sold in 51 countries. He’s also an accomplished instructor, having taught writing to audiences across the globe. When Steve’s not writing, you can find him either on a beach, a golf course, or traveling — discovering more things lost — thinking of the next novel.

Steve and his wife Elizabeth started the foundation, History Matters, dedicated to aiding the preservation of our heritage.

Steve’s websites are http://history-matters.org/


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