Photographic Collection & Commemorative Library

Throughout history, many men and women have stood out and made a mark for future generations with their effort and commitment.

We offer our homage and remembrance, for all those who from the beginning have acted around the world. They knew how to overcome all the obstacles that were presented to them and thanks to their courage and determination, today we remember them.

Charles Wesley (Epworth, Lincolnshire, England; December 18, 1707 - London, England; March 29, 1788) was an English clergyman and reformer best known for writing more than 6,500 hymns.

John Wesley (Epworth, June 17, 1703-London, March 2, 1791) was an English clergyman, theologian, and evangelist who sparked the first great spiritual awakening in the mid-18th century in England.

Daniel Foe, better known by his pseudonym Daniel Defoe (London, England; October 10, 1660 - Moorfields, London, England; April 24, 1731) was an English writer, journalist, and pamphleteer, known throughout the world for his novel Robinson Crusoe, and seen as one of the early proponents of the English novel.

Sir Isaac Newton (25 December 1642 - 20 March 1726/27) was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author, widely recognized as one of the greatest and most influential mathematicians and scientists of all time, and as a key figure in the scientific revolution.

Laura Collins Wolcott (Guilford, Connecticut, United States; January 1, 1732-Litchfield, Connecticut, United States; April 19, 1794) was the wife of Oliver Wolcott, 19th Governor of Connecticut, and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence of the United States.

Oliver Wolcott (Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States; November 20, 1726-Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States; December 1, 1797) was an American politician, signer of the Declaration of Independence of the United States and Articles of Confederation as representative of Connecticut and 19th Governor of Connecticut....

Jane Contee (Valley, Prince George's, Maryland, United States; September 17, 1726-Frederick County, Maryland, United States; February 21, 1812) was the original First Lady of the United States in 1781.

John Hanson (Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, United States; April 3, 1715-Oxon Hill, Prince George's County, Maryland, United States; November 15, 1783) was the first president of the Continental Congress of the United States during the period of the American Revolution.

Oliver Heywood (Little Lever, Bolton, Lancashire, England; March 5, 1630 - Northowram, Yorkshire, England; May 4, 1702) was a British nonconformist minister, expelled for his beliefs.

William Gaskell (Cheshire, England; July 24, 1805 - Chorlton, Cheshire West and Chester Unitary Authority, Cheshire, England; June 12, 1884) was an English Unitarian minister, charity worker and pioneer in the education of the working class of the 19th century.

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