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Dr. Gary Hylander – Teddy Roosevelt

The Westborough Public Library welcomes back Dr. Gary Hylander for a
history lecture series, “1919@100”. Join us for this three part series,
which begins on Mon. May 6th at 6:30 p.m. and continues on May 13th and
May 20th.

This year marks the centennial of the calendar year 1919. Following the
end of the Great War of 1914-1918, America was rocked by labor unrest
and bombings. A Red Scare swept the nation. What sinister forces were
behind the Black Sox World Series scandal? A fatal influenza epidemic
overwhelmed the resources of the medical community. Women voted, bobbed
their hair and smoked in public. World War I was where the nineteenth
and twentieth centuries parted ways forever. In the 1920 election,
presidential nominee, Warren Harding, campaigned on a return to
“normalcy”.

Monday, May 6, 2019 @ 6:30 P.M.:

TR: AN AMERICAN LION

This year marks the100th anniversary of the death of Theodore Roosevelt.
TR is the only president to have earned both the Nobel Peace Prize and
the Congressional Medal of Honor. Roosevelt was the first of the modern
presidents. He was America’s first celebrity president and the most
important man of his generation. “I get things done”, he boasted,
“Americans like that.”

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