Never in the history has
there been so crucial a need for people
in the world to know one another. Technological
advances in transportation, communication,
and electronics have made all people neighbors.
The distance that kept people apart in the
past have all but vanished.
With the turn of a dial, the touch of a
button, or the click of an icon, events
and people thousands of miles away come
into our awareness with immediacy and impact.
We see or hear, almost as if we were indeed
participants, a devastating tidal wave in
Asia, an earthquake in Peru, a government
overthrow in Africa, a terrorist bombing
in Middle East. The inescapable truth is
that each one of us is a citizen of an immense
and complex community: the World.
Yet persisting ignorance about other peoples,
land and other cultures keeps alive the
embers of fear and prejudice that so often
burst into flames of hatred and conflict.
The task of achieving better understanding
among people is a different accurate,
interesting, readable information about
every continent, country, and state or province;
their peoples; and their ways of life. The
goal of Rotary Dolls Museum is to fulfill