The only true conquests, and those which awaken no regrets, are the conquests obtained over ignorance.
The Mission of the
A Fellowship in History
Napoleonic Historical Society:
The goals and purpose of the Napoleonic Historical Society are simple. We exist to provide a focal point
for people who share a fascination for a dynamic and energetic period of history.
In the broadest sense we are a forum for discussion, a clearing-house for information, and an opportunity
Specifically we hope to be an agent for the preservation of heritage and history of both physical artifacts
and cultural legacy. We hope to motivate by promotion and example through the public weal or private enterprise
the restoration of that physical and cultural legacy. We aim, through sponsorship and guidance, to identify and
translate documents and texts that can provide our membership and the public at large new insight into this
important historical period.
Our Membership and Our Interests
While most of our members live in the United States and Canada, we have active members in all parts
of the world. The membership also reflects a wide variety of interests: our number includes both admirers
and critics of Napoleon and his Empire, avid readers, film buffs, and collectors of everything from
military antiques to porcelain souvenirs.
Every aspect of the Napoleonic era is covered: the Imperial family, the Emperor's generals, courtiers, and enemies,
the Napoleonic Civil Code, costume and the decorative arts, and last but not least the military campaigns of the
Distinguished members include direct descendants of the Empire, most notably the present Princes Napoleon and Murat.
Many of our members are acknowledged authorities in their fields: Napoleonic educators and scholars, including
Donald Horward, Gerry Gallaher, John McErlean, and Robert Brier; distinguished authors such as Ben Weider, Scott Bowden,
and George Nafziger; and well-known artists and miniaturists like Keith Rocco, Ray Rubin, Sheperd Paine, Bill Ottinger,
Joe Berton and Peter Twist.
Why You Should Join
What makes the Napoleonic Historical Society such a special organization? It's the people. The
Historical Society provides a comfortable forum where the average enthusiast can meet on an
equal basis with the leading researchers and historians of this fascinating period. Our members provide
a variety of perspectives and contribute to the rich tapestry that is Napoleonic history.
Each of our members is important, whether they are well known historians or simply interested amateurs;
this is why the Board of Directors conducts open meetings and solicits the attendance and opinions
of the members, and why there is no head table at Historical Society functions.
The purpose of the Historical Society is to facilitate a free exchange of information to enrich everyone's
understanding of this important period in history.
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