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


Tocqueville, Social Media, and Democracy

Salon Discussion | Dr. Richard Gunderman | January 30, 2024

“Can we keep our democracy? Looking at new forms of social media through the lens of Tocqueville‘s masterpiece, “Democracy in America,” we gain a deeper understanding of the threat posed by social media and the steps we can take to bolster the future of government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” –Richard Gunderman

On January 30th at the Columbia Club, Remnant Trust held a salon discussion on “Tocqueville, Social Media, and Democracy,” led by Dr. Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, MPH. The event included a presentation and a Socratic 90-minute discussion in the Crystal Terrace on the 3rd floor. We explored the parallels between Alexis de Tocqueville’s “Democracy in America” and the contemporary landscape of social media. Tocqueville’s warnings about the potential tyranny of the majority and the importance of civic engagement resonate in today’s digital age. Social media, often considered virtual town squares, raises concerns about echo-chambers and the dominance of influencer opinions, impacting public discourse.

Dr. Richard Gunderman, a distinguished professor at Indiana University, brings a wealth of knowledge with multiple professorships in various fields. With over 950 articles and 15 books to his name, including notable works like “We Make a Life by What We Give” and “Tesla,” Dr. Gunderman’s expertise adds depth to the discussion. Don’t miss the opportunity to gain insights into navigating the challenges social media presents to contemporary democratic ideals.

Classical Works and Tocqueville, Social Media, and Democracy:
  • Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, 1841: Why are public associations essential to American democracy, and why are newspapers essential to public associations?
  • The Federalist Papers by Hamilton, Madison, Jay, 1788: Why is diversity of interest and opinion vital to the security of democratic civil rights?
  • First Amendment to the US Constitution by United States Congress, 1789: Why are freedoms of speech, press, assembly, and petition of the government vital to democracy?
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates by Abraham Lincoln, 1860: In a democracy, why is the molding of public sentiment even more important than the making and interpretation of the law?
  • On Liberty by John Stuart Mill, 1859: Why is it so necessary in a democracy that people listen to points of view with which they disagree?
Modern Reading
  • Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman, 1985: What kind of a medium are social media, and how are they shaping how we speak, think, and feel?