West Virginia Homesteads a Legacy of the New Deal

The river winds from its Appalachian headwaters down the Tygart Valley in West Virginia, where a road known as the Seneca Trail takes snowboarders and hikers to and from Snowshoe’s year-round resort. Nearby, nestled in the crook of the valley’s… read more

Volunteers “Pitch in” to Save WPA Sculpture at Golden Gate Park

A thousand acres of shifting sand with clusters of old-growth live oak were the raw materials for San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. By the 1870s the dunes had been transformed into a Victorian-era commons for the burgeoning city. San Francisco’s… read more

Discovering the New Deal at the NYC Municipal Archives and Library

Located in one of the City’s most beautiful Beaux-Arts buildings, the landmark Surrogate’s Court at 31 Chambers Street in Manhattan’s Civic Center, are the Municipal Archives and Municipal Library. Here the City preserves and makes available to the public the… read more

The “Life of Washington” Murals Explained

Click on the images below to enlarge.   Arnautoff at work at GW High School, Courtesy of the History Center, San Francisco Public Library Victor Arnautoff was one of the most prolific artists of the New Deal. Born in Russia… read more

PRESS RELEASE: S.F. School Board President Stevon Cook Proposes Solution to Dispute Over Controversial Mural

PRESS RELEASE  For Immediate ReleaseCONTACT: Laura Dudnick  Office: (415) 241-6565  Cell: (415) 730-0314  Email: [email protected] School Board President Stevon Cook Proposes  Solution to Dispute Over Controversial Mural“Life of Washington” Mural Could be Preserved by Covering Over It to Make Way for New, Positive ArtworkSan Francisco (August 9,… read more

A New Book Recognizes the Women of the New Deal

When millions of Americans lost their jobs, homes, and life savings in the 1930s, Franklin Roosevelt promised them a new deal. A new book, “Women and the Spirit of the New Deal,” reveals the extensive role women played in shaping… read more

Eat at Jo’s

In the 1930s, the WPA constructed civic buildings that still hold a significant place in history. More than 80 years later, many are still in use, but many have fallen into disrepair or are out of compliance with today’s building… 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.