Tag Archives: World War II

Revisit the Cold War with Mentor Public Library

This year, our resident historian Dr. John Foster is revisiting the Cold War during a series of lectures. In this first talk, he explains how the conflict that would define the latter half of the 20th century began even before World … Continue reading

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Revisit the Battle of Midway during special online program

Commemorate the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Midway by revisiting one of the pivotal moments in United States history during a special online program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. On June 4, 1942, the U.S. Navy and the Imperial … Continue reading

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Revisit the Battle of Midway

In four minutes, the trajectory of World War II and the fate of the Pacific changed during the Battle of Midway. Our resident historian, Dr. John Foster, tells the story of the battle and of the incredible heroism of the sailors and … Continue reading

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Explore the Anne Frank House at Mentor Public Library

In recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, all are invited to explore the historic Anne Frank House. You can use virtual reality to tour the secret rooms where Anne and her family hid during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam during … Continue reading

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Akron during World War II

The city of Akron, Ohio, had an outsized impact during World War II. Its citizens served in Europe and the South Pacific. Goodyear built blimps that hunted Nazi submarines. And some of the city’s most renowned residents had a personal … Continue reading

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