You may wonder why museums are often houses of artwork. History is more than artwork though the art does depict the era it comes from well. The fact is that most piece of history are often though useless or of little importance so it is discarded along the way. Those paintings, sculptures and other works of art are perceived as having some value so they are kept around because of value, not usefulness. So when you go to a museum and see nothing but art, look at the items in the paintings and such and see the true history of an era since so many of the real items have just been thrown away.
How to celebrate – Save things you know to be historic. Support a museum. Visit the Louvre in Paris built in 1792.