• November 19 Virtual Photography Show: LND National Associate Fern Nesson

    Living New Deal National Associate Fern Nesson will be showing a series of photographs on November 19 at a Zoom event hosted by the Photographic Resource Center of Boston. Attendants will need tickets, but they are free. Find more details here:… read more

  • The Fireside Newsletter

    The Fireside is the monthly newsletter of the Living New Deal, which replaced our former quarterly newsletters in 2020 The Fireside features articles and opinion by leading writers and scholars on art, politics, social issues, the economy and more. It… read more

  • The New Deal Speaks

    This section features speeches, interviews and talks by the Living New Deal team, the original New Dealers, and about the New Deal. It provides links to films, videos, tapes and digital audio on our YouTube Channel and elsewhere across the… read more

  • National Associates

    Our Research Associates Around the Country Our National Associates do the hard work of gathering and submitting information on sites built during the New Deal. There are currently 51 National Associates in 35 states across the country and Washington, D.C…. read more

  • Travels With the WPA State Guides: New York State Guide – Thomas Paine

    Abraham Lincoln once greeted Harriet Beecher Stowe saying, “So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war!” A similar claim can be made for Thomas Paine and the American Revolution. Good writers can do that…. read more

  • Travels With the WPA State Guides: The Carlisle Indian Industrial School

    Attitudes change over time. What once seemed “progressive,” can now be seen as truly repressive. This is certainly the case with the Carlisle Industrial School for Indians. The Carlisle School was founded by U.S. Army Colonel Richard Pratt in 1873…. read more

  • Travels With the WPA State Guides: Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters

    One of the great pleasures during a New York winter is a visit to the Metropolitan Museum. Not content to display its immense and broad collections in the simple, airy rooms of most museums, The Met has gone to great… read more

  • Travels with the WPA State Guides: Union Grove Baptist Church, Union Grove, NC

    The state guides use two different sizes of type: 12-point type for major sites, 8-point for byways and places of less importance. But it is often these 8-point type blurbs that prove the most interesting. A perfect example is the… read more

  • Webinars

    The Living New Deal offers periodic webinars (online lectures and panels) featuring lively discussions of New Deal topics, past and present. The webinars began as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, but they turn out to have the added virtue… read more

  • Travels with the WPA State Guides: Monticello, Virginia

    Thomas Jefferson is one of our most interesting, brilliant, and complicated historical figures. A polymath who authored the Declaration of Independence and founded the University of Virginia, a philosopher and political scientist of the highest quality, a naturalist, an inventor,… read more

New Deal Maps

Check out our latest map and guide to the work of the New Deal in Washington, D.C. It includes 500 New Deal sites in the District alone, highlighting 34 notable sites, and includes an inset map of the area around the National Mall which can be used for self-guided walking tours.

Take a look at our previous guides, equally comprehensive, covering key New Deal sites in San Francisco and New York City.