History Roundtable: female spies, Ohio presidents & more

Press Staff Writer

        Women spies during World War II, Ohio presidents and historical hauntings are among the topics local historian Mike Gilbert will cover during the 2021 History Roundtable, presented by the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums this fall.
        Gilbert, a retired teacher, will share his historical research and findings during six sessions on Saturdays in September and October. Sessions will be offered from 10-11:30 a.m. online only.
        The cost to participate is $5 per session or $25 for all six. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. To register and pay, contact Julie Mayle at jmayle@rbhayes.org.
        Those who register will receive a link to join the live program. Those who cannot attend live online will receive a link to the recorded program.
        The 2021 History Roundtable schedule includes:
        • Sept. 11 – Women Spies in World War II. The use of military spies has played an integral role in numerous wars. These women from around the world sacrificed their time, talent and lives in the fight against Germany and Japan.
        • Sept. 18 – Hidden in Plain Sight. Explore topics ranging from the Salem Witch Trials through the Spanish flu. These stories that have gone astray will be brought back to reveal the unique circumstances surrounding their place in history.
        • Sept. 25 – Ohio’s Presidents. Ohio has a rich history in relation to the nation’s presidents. From Harrison to Harding, examine the men and women who contributed to Ohio’s presidential prowess.
        • Oct. 9 – The Fitzgerald and Kennedy Dynasties. One of the greatest political dynasties in American history will be the focus of this look at the individuals behind the Fitzgerald and Kennedy families. Learn about the triumph, scandal, corruption and heartache interwoven throughout each generation.
        • Oct. 16 – Northwest Ohio Stories. Murderers, gangsters and heroes abound in these exciting tales of Northwest Ohio. Listen to the stories of those who took center stage in these remarkable events.
        • Oct. 23 – Historical Hauntings. In one of more the popular presentations, take a look at these all-new historical hauntings from around the world.
        The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner for the federal presidential library system. It is partially funded by the state of Ohio and affiliated with the Ohio History Connection.
        For information, call 419-332-2081, visit rbhayes.org or follow Hayes Presidential on Facebook at @rbhayespres and on Twitter and Instagram at @rbhayespres.


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