History - the term may conjure up thoughts of sitting in a classroom and trying to remember all of those dates for events that happened in faraway places. At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Boyce Ditto Public Library conference room, 2300 SE Martin Luther King Jr. St., anyone interested in history will be led down its path with an explanation of what it is, who is looking for it, where it can be found - there's a lot of it around Palo Pinto County - and how to collect the past and the present to give to future generations. There will also be interesting quotes, such as the one from Stephen Ambrose, an American historian and biographer of U.S. presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. "The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future." And a more recent quote in the Lake Country Sun from managing editor Mark Engebretson, in the Sept. 6, 2013, issue. "Without the care and oversight of those dedicated to preserving priceless records of, not only our accomplishments, but also our failures, how would we ever know from whence we came?"