The Main Goals of the NMHS are
Preservation and Education
The Network Marketing Historical Society is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the industry through its unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions, and education. We strive to save our memorabilia, preserve our heritage, and educate people on what our business really is and what it truly does.
Meet Your Curator, Teacher, and Keeper of the Archives
Ron Henley is recognized around the world as the "go to" authority on Network Marketing History and is the Founder of the NMHS. A third generation network marketer, Ron was introduced to the profession in 1968 by his family at age five. Directly mentored by the company's corporate trainer, Zig Ziglar, his dad and grandpa built their company's largest team in the Southeast.
With Zig's records being constantly played in the house, Ron began repeating what he heard word for word. Being just five, it was a novelty and his family proudly showed him off, having him do "Zig talks" in front of the room at meetings and wherever they went. It was a great recruiting tool and he is proud to have been a part of the network marketing profession at such a young age!
Being mentored by Zig at such a young age, coupled with a serendipitous introduction to Jim Rohn at age 14, Ron followed the family tradition, starting his first network marketing business on May 1, 1981, at age 17.
From those early days, an insatiable curiosity became a driving force. Coupled with a deep passion for discovery, Ron began an incredible journey of capturing the history of the profession that continues to this day. That mission has allowed him to connect with people in a unique way as he became friends with, and personally mentored by the original founders and legends of this profession.
A prolific writer, Ron was recently featured in the new #1 best selling book, "The Millionaire Training - Golden Principles That Created The Top Network Marketers of Today", where he shares the origins and the lineage of the companies and people who created the service model we now call network marketing.
Over the last five decades, he has purposefully amassed an incredible collection of memorabilia and artifacts that capture the origins of network marketing but it's not enough. It's time to bring attention to a serious problem before it's too late.
Saving Our Proud Heritage
Most people don't give it a second thought, but the heritage of network marketing is being destroyed every single day. We aim to change that through education and awareness.
So many long time veterans of this profession, who have devoted decades of their lives to their craft, have assembled their own amazing memorabilia collections. This compilation of their life's work features irreplaceable, rare, unique, one-of-a-kind items that are a true sight to behold.
Some have these collections displayed in their homes. Others have saved them in attics, garages, storage buildings, etc. As they reach the twilight of their lives, they have no idea what to do with their prized possessions. Some, with tears in their eyes, and seeing no alternative, throw everything away. Some hang on to their treasures, hoping for an answer, only to have them tossed in a landfill somewhere by relatives after they pass away.
The Creation of a Globally Recognized Historical Entity
Fighting against these injustices has become Ron's Magnificent Obsession. The Network Marketing Historical Society (NMHS) is the place of official record where future researchers can get the real story and facts. The NMHS is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the network marketing profession through unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions, and education.
The NMHS fulfills his vision of establishing the Globally Recognized Historical Entity for the profession. It is a place where the true and correct history of network marketing can be taught, learned, explored, and experienced through memorabilia, photos, audio, video, and live events. Through the Network Marketing Historical Society, these precious artifacts can be gathered, restored, preserved, and displayed for the benefit of all.
The Museum and Exhibiton Hall
Now in the development stages, the physical museum and exhibition hall is slated to be opened in Atlanta, Georgia in the near future. We are in the process of gathering memorabilia to make a visit to the museum an epic experience. The vision for this project is worldwide so there will also be an online museum and learning platforms so people unable travel can learn about our profession.
Once the physical exhibits are up and running, the museum will offer general admission as well as guided tours. These experiences will be designed to meet all attendees' learning objectives and provide personal insights into the people and companies that created the profession.
We Need Items To Display
We can't do it without you so please help us get the word out! To get this museum up and running properly, we need many items to display. If you know of anyone looking for a home for their network marketing memorabilia, please have them contact:
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