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Planting Hope: The Work of the CCC in the Catskills

Planting Hope: The Work of the CCC in the Catskills
Thursday, May 9, 2019 (6:30pm-7:30pm)
Windham Civic Center
5379 Main Street, Windham, NY

Join Diane Galusha, author of several books of regional history and president of the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, for an illustrated talk of the New Deal's Civilian Conservation Corps. The CCC was created in 1933 by an Executive Order signed by newly-elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt. A federally-sponsored program for unemployed men from 17 to 25 years of age, its aim was to assist Depression-stricken families and at the same time conduct conservation projects to reverse decades of environmental degradation, improve public lands and develop parks, trails and campgrounds for public enjoyment. This talk is based on Galusha's book, Another Day, Another Dollar: The Civilian Conservation Corps in the Catskills, which was published in 2008 by Black Dome Press, formerly of Hensonville. The book features a Forward by noted environmental writer, scholar and activist Bill McKibben. Copies will be available for purchase.

Registration required by Wednesday, May 8th. For registration assistance, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-622-3620.

Event Properties

Event Date May 9, 2019 6:30pm
Event End Date May 9, 2019 7:30pm
Cut off date May 8, 2019 11:55pm
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