Remnant Trust Timeline

Uncover the captivating Remnant Trust Timeline, thoughtfully divided into three distinct ages. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of people and ideas that have significantly shaped our Western comprehension of human liberty and dignity. Join us as we celebrate the profound impact of the Remnant Trust and its timeless contributions to our shared legacy.

Timeline Ages

Remnant Trust Timeline



Journey to the American Founding and explore the vivid historical accounts of Dr. Dan Miller’s Americanism Redux. Commemorating the approaching 250th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Miller’s writings vividly document the daily life of Americans dating back to the 1700s.

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history as you uncover the stories and experiences that shaped our nation’s remarkable journey,

Americanism Redux by Dr. Dan Miller

250th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

  • 50th (1826)
  • 100th (1876)
  • 150th (1926)
  • 200th (1976)
  • 250th (2026)

Explore Our Collection

In our holdings, the Remnant Trust has over 1,600 manuscripts, 1st editions, early works dealing with the topics of individual liberty and human dignity.

New works are added to the collection on an ongoing basis and The Wisdom of the Ages Athenaeum Catalog is updated regularly. The catalog is alphabetical by author.

Remnant Trust Timeline


Exhibits & Events

Remnant Trust Collection of Manuscripts and 1st Editions are showcased locally in Indianapolis as well as nationwide at libraries, museums, and universities. These exhibits offer a profound experience for scholars, students, and the general public to observe and interact with these exceptional and esteemed works.

Alongside sharing our unparalleled collection, we organize regular monthly, seasonal, and annual events aimed at advancing educational standards and fostering a greater comprehension of individual liberty and human dignity.


Interested in Hosting an Exhibit? Contact Us!

The Remnant Trust is a Public Education Foundation

We were founded to preserve and share our growing collection focusing on individual liberty and human dignity.

The Trust is a public educational Foundation that shares an actively growing collection of manuscripts, 1st edition, and early works dealing with the topics of individual liberty and human dignity, with some pieces dating as early as 2500 BCE. We make our collection available to colleges, universities, professional, civic, and other organizations for use by students, faculty, scholars, and the general public.

Who We Are

The Remnant Trust

121 Monument Circle, Suite 612, Indianapolis, IN 46204

(463) 274-3314

John Charalambakis delivering a presentation

“Unfolding geopolitical and geoeconomic reality as viewed by classical works of literature.”

Salon Discussion | Dr. John Charalambakis | May 9, 2023

“Whether we talk about Herodotus, Thucydides, Montesquieu, or Gibbon, the fundamental element is that history illuminates human conditions. If we take it a step further, we discover that history is not the unpeeling of the past but the breathing in of the living foundations of the present and sometimes of the future too.” – John Charalambakis, PhD, Discussion leader

As we find ourselves in an era of transformation characterized by great power conflict and economic fragmentation, we can only truly begin to understand the swirling dynamics of the present and illuminate the way forward if we first seek the truths from the works of great historians, philosophers, authors, and the like. We hope you will join us in our endeavor to assess the world we find ourselves in today by diving into the Remnant Trust’s collection of classical works to shed light on contemporary conditions.

Informing the discussion were the following six selected classic works from the Remnant Trust Wisdom of the Ages Athenaeum* with brief readings from the works provided.

Classical Works and the Unfolding Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Reality:

The Prince by Machiavelli, 1640 | From Aristotle to Machiavelli: If a good life presupposes a virtuous life, what is the role of the Prince in times of crisis?

The Law of War and Peace by Grotius, 1646 | What do Agamemnon, Xerxes, Napoleon, and Hitler have in common? What is the common parameter in World War I and II?

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, 1869 | What kind of norms did the character Frankenstein try to defy and why? Who are the modern Frankensteins who demonstrate dereliction of duties and run away from their monster creations?

The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, 1550 | Are we headed into a Thucydides Trap in an era marked by great power rivalry?

Two Treatises of Government by John Locke, 1694 | What is the underlying joint factor/force in Defoe’s and John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government and what does that have to do with the elements that foster and nurture power?

Politiques, Or Discovrses of Government by Aristotle, 1st Eng. ed., 1598 | How does the Aristotelian principle of the One, the Few, and the Many fit into today’s paradigm of a rising egotistical tragedy of the commons where institutional corruption robs critical thinking?