Dr. Seuss in WW II

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Date(s) - 10/20/2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Via Zoom, Was Yertle the Turtle inspired by Hitler? Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, created cartoons to convince the U.S. to join World War II and later to communicate important truths to the Allied troops. We know Dr. Seuss for the Grinch, but before his popular children’s stories were adapted for television and movies, he created documentaries for the U.S. military for which he won two Academy Awards. What Geisel created before and during WWII changed hearts and minds then and were the forerunners to our most beloved children classics. Come hear this hidden, important story of Dr. Seuss in World War II.

Rosemary Irwin lectures throughout our local area on topics as varied as health care, history, art, and technology. She has also facilitated classes created by Harvard, Stanford, and Humanities New York, translating complex material into lively non-academic discussions. Since 2012, her mission has been “to give lifetime learners a reason to be in the room.”

This event is free and is open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the Perinton Historical Society and Fairport Public Library.
Registration is required through the Fairport Public Library.

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