Past Is Present , hosted by Kurt Begalka, is a discussion of current topics of interest in a historical context. Revisit lessons from our past in order to learn how they could potentially impact our future. Topics will run the gamut – from local architecture to archival techniques; early development, cultural influences and sports. This is your home. Learn about it and about upcoming McHenry County Historical Society programs at our Union museum and elsewhere. Roll up your sleeves and become involved in the important work of historical education and preservation.