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Discover ‘America in the Era of Good Feelings’

As part of our 200th anniversary – yes, we look spectacular for our age – our resident historian Dr. John Foster will revisit 1819 as part of a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at our Main Branch. Foster will take … Continue reading

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Alexander Hamilton & the Federalist Republic

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster concluded his year-long series on the American Revolution by discussing how Alexander Hamilton (along with his Federalist Papers co-authors James Madison and John Jay) helped form the nation as we know it. Learn: what Hamilton had to do … Continue reading

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Learn about Alexander Hamilton & The Federalist Papers at Mentor Library

Discover how Alexander Hamilton and the other authors of the Federalist Papers argued for ratification of the U.S. Constitution during a special talk at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch. This talk concludes Dr. … Continue reading

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The Making of the US Constitution

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster continues his year-long series on the American Revolution by discussing the making of the US Constitution. Learn: why the Articles of Confederation failed how close the country came to collapse in its post-revolutionary years how … Continue reading

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Travel to the Lake County’s posh, Gilded-Age past

Did you know that Lake County used to be the preferred vacation destination for the wealthy in the 19th century? Specifically, Little Mountain Road in Mentor and Concord Township used to be dotted with grand hotels, bath houses and extravagant … Continue reading

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