The year 1863 is a crucial one in American history. That year, the Union’s fortunes – and consequently, the nation’s future – irrevocably changed.
We’re hosting the first of two lectures about that pivotal year at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at our Main Branch.
The speakers will be our own Dr. John Foster and Dr. Todd Arrington from James A. Garfield National Historic Site. Their lecture will explore key military and political developments during the first half of the year, including the Emancipation Proclamation going into effect and the disaster in Chancellorsville.
The program is free to attend. Due to limited space, registration is required. Sign up online or call us at 440-255-8811 ext. 1.
Arrington is the site manager of James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor and holds a doctorate in history from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He’s also the author of The Last Lincoln Republican: The Presidential Election of 1880.
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 Cold War, the American Revolution, The Vietnam Wars, and US Presidents of the 20th Century at the library.
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