In Support of Critical History

Five Oaks Museum condemns white supremacy. We stand behind the recent statements by OAH and AASLH in support of critical examination of American history.


“The best historical inquiry acknowledges and interrogates systems of oppression—racial, ethnic, gender, class—and openly addresses the myriad injustices that these systems have perpetuated through the past and into the present.”

Organization of American Historians (OAH)

Read full OAH statement here.


“We can grow to shape the future only by learning from both the mistakes and successes of the past, not by erasing or ignoring what is uncomfortable or inconvenient.”

American Association of State and Local History (AASLH)

Read full AASLH statement here.