I respect the people who dedicate their lives to preserving history. Whether they make it their career or volunteer their time, they really are inspiring. Today I met two individuals who were extremely helpful, enthusiastic, and energetic about the history they obviously care about. They made my research at Fort Osage comfortable and interesting.
People like these individuals make learning a fun thing and lend much needed human interaction to the process. It makes an experience memorable when you have people who truly care about what they do and enjoy sharing their knowledge as well.