Relive Mentor History

The City of Mentor has dug into the archives and is now rebroadcasting a series of videos related to Mentor history which had been produced over the years. The programs can be viewed on the Mentor Channel and YouTube.

The History of Wildwood
What was once the summer home of prominent Cleveland Industrialist John G. Oliver has become one of the City of Mentor’s most valued historic treasures.  (24:20)

Memories of Mentor – Celebrating 50 Years
Incorporated as a City in 1963, Mentor became the largest city in Lake County. This program was produced in 2013 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary with interviews from longtime residents and community leaders.  (32:39)

Mentor – the First 200 Years
Originally aired in 1998, this celebration of the Mentor’s bicentennial was produced in conjunction with a book published under the same name. It traces the settling of Mentor in 1797 along the shoreline of Lake Erie and its development throughout the next 2 centuries. (31:22)

The Garfields – A Mentor Family
Mentor was home to 20th President of the United States, James A. Garfield. This program focuses on the home and the family that continued to live there long after that time. It features interviews with Garfield’s descendants and Mentor’s first woman mayor, Eleanor Garfield. Produced in 2002. (30:33)

You can watch the Mentor Channel live on Spectrum 1024, AT&T U-Verse 99, YouTube, ROKU, Apple, and Android devices. Visit for schedules and additional information.

2018-03-14T15:24:40+00:00March 14th, 2018|History|