“Middletown During the Vietnam War” will be discussed during the next segment of MidPointe Library’s History and Genealogy Speakers Series Monday, February 4, at its Middletown location, 125 South Broad Street.
Free and open to the public, the 6:30 p.m. program will feature Sam Ashworth, who’s written and produced a variety of accounts of Middletown history. It will take place in the Douglas J. Bean Community Room. Doors will open at 6.
From 1964 to 1975, while America was engaged in a brutal war in Vietnam, it was also struggling with political scandals and social issues such as poverty, civil rights and women’s rights.
Simultaneously, Middletown was a booming industrial city with several paper companies and Armco Steel, a Fortune 500 company. But subtle changes were taking place that would define the city in the years to come.
Ashworth will highlight the parallel historical timelines of the Vietnam War and the City of Middletown.
*Photo of Sam Ashworth from the Middletown Historical Society Facebook page.