... we collect artifacts to organize the world according to our minds and hearts...
We are a nation of explorers and collectors. What do we mean by that?
First of all, we explore the world to better understand it, and we collect artifacts to organize the world according to our minds and hearts.
Exploring and collecting often support each other, as does using science to organize our finds. Our museums and scientific taxonomies are proof of that fact.
We celebrate all Christian holidays through the Liturgical Year. We also celebrate other days of national importance, such as our Independence Day.