The Courthouse Docket continues on Saturday, July 21at 1pm with a presentation by archivist and historian, Paul Dentzel.
Emergency Wartime Preparedness after Pearl Harbor will use government documents, correspondence and photographs from his family’s collection, and explore how people prepared for air raids and other wartime activities. The lecture will have a special focus on the role of The Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs (OCIAA). The OCIAA sought to boost political and economic relations between the United States and Latin American nations. It also created a program of motion picture productions, intending to use films to prevent those nations from joining the Axis.
After the lecture visit the museum’s exhibit, Peninsula at War! San Mateo County's World War II Legacy.