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Hear the untold stories of Mentor

As part of our 200th anniversary, we’re exploring Mentor’s history. And nobody knows more about the city of Mentor than historian Thomas Matowitz. He literally wrote the book on it. Matowitz is the perfect person to discuss prominent Mentor families … Continue reading

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A Military History of the American Revolution

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster continues his year-long series on the American Revolution by discussing the military history of the Revolutionary War. Learn: how the colonists defeated the preeminent empire of the era why George Washington was selected to lead … Continue reading

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Travel back to 1819 at our Headlands Branch

As part of our bicentennial celebration, kids can travel back to 1819 during a special program at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 29, at our Headlands Branch. Our friends from the Lake County History Center will teach kids about churning butter, … Continue reading

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Library History in Photos: On the Move

As part of our bicentennial, we asked for your historical photos from Mentor Public Library. And, wow, did we get a doozy this week. Local photographer David Gartner snapped some gorgeous photos on the day our original library building moved … Continue reading

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The Geopolitical & Intellectual Origins of the Revolutionary War

You’ve heard “no taxation without representation,” but the intellectual roots of the American Revolution dig deeper than a Schoolhouse Rock summation. Our resident historian Dr. John Foster discusses how trans-Atlantic warfare, John Locke and the Levelers all contributed ideas and attitudes that … Continue reading

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