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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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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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