The French Revolution began on a tennis court

Learn about the events and legacy of the Tennis Court Oath during a special lecture from Mentor Public Library’s John Foster.

Did you know the key meeting to plan the French Revolution took place on a tennis court? Learn all about this history-changing conclave when our resident historian Dr. John Foster discusses the famous Tennis Court Oath at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Concord Township Community Center.

The lecture is free to attend and open to all. People can register by calling the community center at 440-639-4650.

This talk is the third in a series of lectures from Dr. Foster about the history of the French Revolution, Both of the previous lectures in Foster’s series can be viewed online (though you don’t have to watch them to understand Dr. Foster’s upcoming talk):

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War IIthe Cold Warthe American Revolution and US Presidents of the 20th Century at the library.

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