Our resident historian Dr. John Foster concludes his year-long series on the history of the Cold War with a focus on the climactic year of 1989 when the Berlin Wall fell. Across a divided continent, people strove for freedom and tried to figure out what life would be like without the Iron Curtain. Learn how this pivotal moment still impacts European history.

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War II, the American Revolution and US Presidents of the 20th Century at the library.