Tag Archives: John Foster

Dwight D. Eisenhower: From World War to the Cold War

We concluded our Presidents of the 20th Century series with a focus on Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower was a complicated man — a West Point graduate and general who warned about the military-industrial complex; a man who valued duty but … Continue reading

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Free ACT Prep Sessions Available at Mentor Public Library

We’re offering a couple of ways for students to prepare for their ACT and SATs. First, we’re hosting a pair of prep sessions beginning at 4 and 6 p.m., respectively, on Monday, Oct. 22, at The HUB in Mentor High School. Students … Continue reading

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American Transcendentalism & Louisa May Alcott

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster discussed American Transcendentalism and its legacy as part of our September celebration of Little Women‘s sesquicentennial. We don’t usually associate Louisa May Alcott with Ralph Waldo Emerson or Henry David Thoreau. However, all three were … Continue reading

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‘Little Women’ & American Transcendentalism

We don’t usually associate Louisa May Alcott with Ralph Waldo Emerson or Henry David Thoreau. However, all three were involved in Transcendentalism, a uniquely American tradition that helped to define our national culture in the 19th century and beyond. Our resident … Continue reading

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Harry Truman: The Beginning of the Cold War

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster continued his US Presidents of the 20th Century series last month with Harry S. Truman. We’ve filmed and shared his talk for those who couldn’t join us that night. Truman’s rise to the presidency is nearly … Continue reading

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