Tag Archives: John Foster

‘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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Mentor Public Library celebrates 150 years of ‘Little Women’

We’re throwing a big party to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. Anyone and everyone can learn about and explore the world of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March, as well as their creator, this September at … Continue reading

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US Presidents series continues with Harry Truman

Our lecture series focusing on 20th Century US Presidents continues this month with a program focused on Harry Truman. Truman, a former haberdasher from Missouri, rose to the ranks of president. He guided the country through the conclusion of World War II … Continue reading

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Woodrow Wilson: The Rise of American Internationalism

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster continued his US Presidents of the 20th Century series last month with Woodrow Wilson. We’ve filmed and shared his talk for those who couldn’t join us that night. Nowadays, Wilson his best known for his failed … Continue reading

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