The New Deal in the East Bay


Join Gray Brechin on January 17, from 5:45-8:30 pm, as he discusses iconic New Deal projects in the East Bay of California–from the San Francisco Bay Bridge to the Alameda County Courthouse. Gray will also discuss The Living New Deal… read more

Date: Tue. Jan 17th, 2017
Location: Scott's, Jack London Square, 2 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94607
Coordinator: CSI East Bay-Oakland Chapter
Event cost: $50 ($55 at the door); EBO-CSI members and Students: FREE.

Marshfield, VT, and the CCC


During the Great Depression, more than 350 young men lived at the Groton State Forest CCC camp and built log shelters, stone fire pits, a stone fire tower, lean-tos, and caretakers’ cabins. Many of the supervisory staff lived in Marshfield…. read more

Date: Tue. Jan 17th, 2017
Location: Hap Hayward History Center, Jaquith Public Library, 122 School Street, Marshfield, VT
Coordinator: Marshfield Historical Society
Event cost: Free
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Discover a Forgotten New Deal Photographer in SF


An unknown elder of American landscape photography, George Alexander Grant (pictured) was the first Chief Photographer of the National Park Service. Though his iconic images inspired millions of Americans to visit their national parks, Grant is largely unknown because his… read more

Date: Thu. Nov 3rd, 2016
Location: Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave., San Francisco, CA
Coordinator: The Presidio Trust and The Living New Deal
Event cost: Free

A Dinner Honoring Harry Hopkins


Join Retired Senator Tom Harkin for Sioux City’s first annual Harry Hopkins Democratic Dinner & Celebration. The event, to be held on Saturday, October 15, honors the Sioux City-born New Deal advisor. More details can be found here.

Date: Sat. Oct 15th, 2016
Location: 707 4th St., 12th Floor, Sioux City, IA
Coordinator phone: (712) 898-8718 or (712) 574-9827
Event cost: $50

Exhibition of Vermont’s WPA Art Collection


The T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier, VT, is planning a joint exhibit with the Central Vermont Medical Center to exhibit the state’s collection of Works Progress Administration (WPA) art. The WPA exhibit will highlight many works from the outstanding collection of paintings and… read more

Date: Tue. Sep 20th, 2016 - Fri. Nov 11th, 2016
Location: T.W. Wood Gallery, Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT and Central Vermont Medical Center, 130 Fisher Road, Berlin, VT

Gray Brechin on the New Deal in Sonoma County, CA


Join Living New Deal Founder Gray Brechin on Wednesday, September 7th at 6 pm, as he examines the New Deal’s impact in Northern California (including 1937’s PWA-constructed Sonoma County Hospital, pictured here). “Recovering from the Depression: The Enormous—and Invisible—Legacy of New… read more

Date: Wed. Sep 7th, 2016
Location: Forum Room, Central Library, 211 E St., Santa Rosa, CA
Coordinator: Sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Rosa Libraries and the Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library
Coordinator phone: (707) 545-0831, ext. 1562

The Berkeley Rep Presents “It Can’t Happen Here”


This September, the Berkeley Repertory Theatre will adapt Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 novel, It Can’t Happen Here, for the stage. As the Berkeley Rep notes, Lewis’s satirical novel,  “follows the ascent of a demagogue who becomes president of the United States by… read more

Date: Fri. Sep 23rd, 2016 - Sun. Nov 6th, 2016
Location: 2025 Addison St., Berkeley, CA

Gray Brechin on the CCC in the National Parks


Later this month, Living New Deal Founder Gray Brechin will present an illustrated lecture as part of Berkeley’s Hillside Club Round Table series. “A New Deal for the Arts & Crafts: Herbert Maier and the California Boys in the National and State… read more

Date: Wed. Aug 24th, 2016
Coordinator: The Hillside Club 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley
Event cost: Donation requested; BHC members free

Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial


From June 21 to 23, the National Park Service will celebrate its centennial in Santa Fe. “A Century of Design in the Parks: Preserving the Built Environment in National and State Parks,” is sure to be a fascinating symposium, drawing… read more

Date: Tue. Jun 21st, 2016 - Mon. May 23rd, 2016
Coordinator: The National Park Service

Victor Arnautoff and the Richmond Post Office Mural

5/14/2016 - 3 pm

From our friends at the Richmond, CA, Museum of History:   The Richmond Museum of History is delighted to host our first fundraiser dedicated to the restoration of the mural Richmond: An Industrial City by Victor Arnautoff. The mural was… read more

Time: 3:00 pm PST
Date: Sat. May 14th, 2016
Location: Madeline F. Whittlesey Community Room, Richmond Public Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA, 94804
Coordinator: Richmond Museum of History
Coordinator phone: 510-235-7387
Event cost: $25

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