Join us for a special viewing of the History Channel's The Men Who Built America!
Series Description: John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan rose from obscurity and in the process built modern America. Their names hang on street signs, are etched into buildings and are a part of the fabric of history. These men created the American Dream and were the engine of capitalism as they transformed everything they touched in building the oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobile and finance industries. Their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies and influenced major events of the 50 most formative years this country has ever known. From the Civil War to the Great Depression and World War I, they led the way. Using state of the art computer generated imagery that incorporates 12 million historical negatives, many made available for the first time by the Library of Congress, this series will bring back to life the world they knew and the one they created. The event series will show how these men took a failed experiment in democracy and created the greatest superpower the world has ever seen. We see how their historic achievements came to create the America of today.
To register for one or all of the showings, please call the library at 860.489.6684 or email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, November 13th at 6:00pm: A New War Begins and Oil Strike
2hr running time.
Thursday, November 21st at 6:00pm: A Rivalry is Born and Blood is Spilled!
2hr running time.
Thursday, December 4th at 6:00pm: A New Rival Emerges and Owning it All!
2 Hour running time
Thursday, December 11th at 6:00pm: Taking the White House and The New Machine.
2 hour running time.