In the course of that research, one of the attentive leaders at UTC spotted the fact that Willis Carrier's maternal great-grandmother was an "Otis." With that tidbit, we turned to the professionals at NEHGS. The rest, as they say, was history.
It's fun to see two of my favorite organizations, one dedicated to mining the past (but with a great, forward-looking strategic planning process) and the other focused on the future (but dedicated to preserving its history), collide in such a fascinating way.
In fact, it's the theme of this blog: A little business. A little history. A little business history.
The full press release is here.