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419 History Day


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Celebrate 419 History Day at Main Library with author presentations, WGTE's Toledo Stories, and a Civil War era fashion show!


Author presentation by Lou Hebert - 1 p.m.
Lou is the author of Day by Day in Toledo: a daily almanac of some important, interesting, strange and sometimes obscure events that happened in Northwest Ohio and the Toledo area.

What They Wore and Why During the Civil War: Military and Civilian Apparel - 2 p.m.
A live style show depicting military and civilian wear of both men and women between 1861-1864 and the war’s influence on apparel. Presented by living historians reenactors and interpreters.

Author presentation by Barbara Floyd - 3 p.m.
Barbara is the author of numerous titles - most recently - The University of Toledo (2017) and The Glass City: Toledo and the industry that built it (2015)

Toledo Stories Presentation - 4 p.m.
A special large screen showing of Toledo Stories, presented by WGTE Public Media.

Toledo Stories Episodes - Throughout event
WGTE will play the following episodes on the first floor of Main Library during the event: Through Toledo Eyes - Toledo in the Civil War, Let’s Go Down to Tiedke’s, Early Years, The Trianon, the Paramount and the Kin Wa Low: The Best Nights of Our Lives, Toledo on the Air and Timelapse Toledo.