The things we care about have stories.
A simple clock that adorned the mantel of a childhood home — with all its earned nicks and scratches — is an heirloom. A new clock, just purchased and in perfect condition, remains — at least for now — mostly just a clock.
The difference is the story.
But stories often disappear as clocks -- and many of the things we care about -- change hands and become just one more thing stored in an attic, displayed in an antique store -- or sent to the garbage dump.
Its story matters
The Heirloom Registry exists to protect and preserve the stories of the things we care about. Registering an item is an accessible and inexpensive way to ensure its story (or its "provenance" as some historians refer to it) is safely preserved and shared with future generations.
About Houstory Publishing
Houstory Publishing, LLC, is the publisher of the original Home History Book ™ and creator of The Heirloom Registry ™. The company — started in 2007 by brothers Mike and Dan Hiestand — is a leading provider of home genealogy and historical preservation products and information. For more information on the Home History Book, visit www.homehistorybook.com.
(For more information on the Hiestand Brothers, check out our "Bald and Bold" video!)