Video Lectures

America's Invasion At the "Underbelly" of Europe:

In 1943 the United States and Allied military forces left Africa to invade Sicily as its first step towards its major objective of invading Europe’s “underbelly” in Italy. This will presentation will follow the USA’s initial entrance to Europe via Sicily and travel through Italy and France to Germany for the next 2 years until the end World War II in May 1945. Professor Cardimen will have us follow his Uncle’s journey with the 45th Infantry Division, 180th Regiment from Africa to Sicily under General Patton all the way through the end of the war in Germany. He will also provide family stories and major battlefield events with US and Allied successes that finally helped end the war by fighting the Germans from the “underbelly” of Europe to Germany.

Hemingway's Last Good Country: Northern Michigan as He Knew It: Michigan John Cohassey will discuss his latest book about Ernest Hemingway and the famed writer's ties to northern Michigan. His first...
Expedition To Antarctica: Jim and Py Wolfe, retired educators, work as citizen ambassadors with the U.S. State Department to host delegations from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and South America....
Suicide Prevention and Awareness Two members of the Oakland County Suicide Prevention Task Force discusses suicide awareness and prevention.
Korea, Land of the Morning Calm: The Republic of Korea (or South Korea as we know it) calls itself "The Land of the Morning Calm". What do we really know of this ancient culture besides the 2018...
Boys Under the Hood: Auto history enthusiasts can view a presentation by WFNT-AM 1470 radio host and Vice President of the Genesee County Historical Society, Gary Fisher. Fisher, a lifetime resident...
Oakland County Bicentennial Celebration: The year 2020 marks Oakland County's bicentennial, and the celebration happens at the Rochester Hills Public Library with Historian Jim Craft. Craft will...
The Vietnam War — From Start to Finish: Professor John Todd of Rochester College presents "The Vietnam War -- From Start to Finish". Todd served in the Army from 1968 to 1969 in Vietnam as an Army...
Holistic Health Care: “Holistic Health Care” is the first Smart Towns program of 2020 and features guest speaker Surita Chaudhry, a practicing RN for nearly thirty years. She is nationally certified...