October 12, 2018
Local History Talk
John Paul Jones - America's Revolutionary War Hero
Tuesday November 6 | 7 PM
The library’s Local History series features authors and experts on local history topics. The series continues with visiting lecturer Bob Begin, speaking on John Paul Jones (1747 –1792), U.S. Naval Commander in the American Revolutionary War and crucial figure in early American history. This year, on Election Day, come and hear more about the man who some call the Father of the American Navy, and his connection to our fair city!
Bob Begin is a visiting lecturer whose take on historical events often reflects the great challenges and courage put forth by the people who made history. With a focus on the human element in every story, Bob’s lectures span a wide range of topics including Lawrence of Arabia, the USS Quincy, and the Cocoanut Grove Fire of 1942. Bob grew up in the Lewiston-Auburn area and worked as a carrier for the Lewiston Daily Sun and the Lewiston Evening Journal. He graduated from Babson College with a degree in business administration. He and his wife Mary have been married for 48 years, and they have two sons and five grandchildren.