The history of Mentor with Tom Matowitz

Thomas Matowitz—author, local historian, and Mentor resident—recently visited our library to talk about his newest history book, Mentor.

In his book, Matowitz traces this history of Mentor from a sparsely populated outpost (one of the first in the Western Reserve) to the city it is today.

Matowitz also discusses the city’s most famous residents, including the country’s 20th president, James A. Garfield.

Mentor is available for sale at James A. Garfield National Historic Site, at local bookstores, and online. Of course, you can also check it out at Mentor Public Library.

Matowitz has written seven books about local history; and, as he mentioned during his recent visit, his next book will be about a Mentor family and what they went through during World War II.

When it comes out, we’ll be sure to have that book on our shelves, as well.

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