History is useful.

As The Pragmatic Historian, one who uses history for practical purposes on a daily basis, I will show you how history can be useful to you, your organization, and society at large.

Most of us use history subconsciously, but if we use it with intention, it can help us achieve a more thoughtful, connected, progressive, and democratic organization and society.

Read The Pragmatic Historian to find out how.



Mary Warner
Mary Warner


My name is Mary Warner and I am The Pragmatic Historian. I’ve been working in the history field at a local museum for over 20 years. While I am the owner and primary writer of this blog, I know many pragmatic historians and hope to feature some of them as guest writers.

If you need writing, editing, and consulting skills, hop over to my Services page to see what I offer.






The opinions expressed on The Pragmatic Historian are not reflective of those of my employer.

All photos by Mary Warner unless otherwise noted.