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Learn Secret & Surprising Stories about US Presidents

Which president would notoriously sleep during Cabinet meetings? Which first daughter would smoke on top of the White House and put tacks on politicians’ seats? Discover this and more surprising stories from US Presidential history during an online program we’re … Continue reading

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Meet Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, the East Side Joan of Arc

While still a teenager, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn teamed with the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies) to fight for free speech and improved conditions for workers in the culinary, mining, and garment industries. Explore the life of this remarkable woman … Continue reading

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Behind the Laughter: The Making of the Dick Van Dyke Show

Discover the story behind one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, The Dick Van Dyke Show, during a fabulous and fun program we’re hosting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29. Sal St. George – a pop-culture historian … Continue reading

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Explore the Urban Legends of Ohio

Ohio is stuffed with frightening folktales and chilling legends. Have you heard of Cry Baby Bridge? Helltown? The Melon Heads that were rumored to live in Kirtland? Our own Ms. Mollie introduces you to the stories behind the legends of … Continue reading

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Revisit the French-Indochina War in Vietnam with our Resident Historian

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster discusses the French war in Indochina from 1945 to 1954 when the French government sought to reimpose colonial rule in Vietnam. However, they met fierce resistance from homegrown anticolonial forces calling themselves the Viet … Continue reading

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