This program is the first in a three-part history series called The Fox Cities in the Vietnam War Era. Presented by UW-Oshkosh-Fox Cities Professor Steven Sheehan. The series will take us from the optimistic early years of the war, to the turbulent antiwar protest of the late 1960s, to the establishment of the local Hmong community in the 1980s, these years made an important and lasting impact on our community.

October 5- Promises to Keep: The Cold War and US Commitment in Vietnam. In the spring of 1965, the US began to fight what we call the “Vietnam War.” This presentation will explore how and why the US government determined to fight that war, and how Fox Cities residents perceived and responded to that increasing commitment.

The library has a few laptops and WiFi devices available to check out and use to attend this program. Call (920) 967-3690 for availability. 

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Next presentations:
December 7: Protest in the Fox Cities: The War Moratorium of 1969
February 8: The Vietnam Era and the Fox Cities Hmong Community

About our presenter: Steven T. Sheehan is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh-Fox Cities.  He earned his Ph.D. in American History from Indiana University. 

All programs at the Elisha D. Smith Public Library are free and for everyone.  Those with special needs are encouraged to call the library office at 920.967.3662 within 24 hours of an event to assure that specific needs with regards to parking, building and meeting room accessibility are met.  

Todos los programas de la Biblioteca Elisha D. Smith son gratuitos y para todos. Aquellos con necesidades especiales pueden llamar a la oficina de la biblioteca 920.967.3662 con 24 horas de anticipación a un evento para asegurar que las necesidades específicas  de parqueo, acceso al edificio o acceso a las salas de reunión puedan ser satisfechas.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 7:00pm