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Revisit the First Indochina War in Vietnam with Lecture Series from Mentor Library

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster will discuss the first Indochina War in Vietnam during a free online talk at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. The talk is part of a year-long lecture series on The Vietnam Wars. This program … Continue reading

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Revisit the History of the Vietnam Wars with Lecture Series from Mentor Library

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster began his year-long examination of the Vietnam Wars with a lecture last week on the long history of European colonialism in Vietnam. The talk can be viewed here. Foster describes the story of French involvement … Continue reading

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Discover the history of Ireland’s Bloody Sunday

Dr. John Foster, our resident historian and one of our adult reference librarians, shares a free lecture about one of the most infamous days in Irish history, Bloody Sunday. He describes the events, what led up to them, and their terrible consequences. … Continue reading

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Have a ball exploring past presidential parties

How does Washington D.C. welcome new residents to the White House? With a ball, of course! Explore the history of inaugural balls throughout America’s history with Allison Powell, a ranger from the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor. Discover: … Continue reading

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Major Battles of the Civil War: Mill Springs

In the latest from our Civil War series with James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Ranger Rebecca revisits the Battle of Mill Springs, one of the first decisive Union victories in the key battleground of Kentucky. She also explains the dangers of being … Continue reading

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