Exhibition: NATURAL REMEDY THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS IN WASHINGTON & OREGON

9/16/2023

NATURAL REMEDY: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Washington & Oregon, an exhibit hosted at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
September 16, 2023–January 7, 2024

Purchase tickets online or at the museum. 

The Great Depression of the 1930s was a time of economic uncertainty, change, and despair for many Americans. By the end of the 1930s, over a third of Washingtonians would experience unemployment, and many would lose their homes and savings to the national crisis. 
 
In 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt created a series of federal programs to restore the economy, health, and dignity of the country. One of the first programs was the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a grand attempt to remedy the nation’s economic and environmental woes through public service and natural resource protection. In Washington and Oregon, the CCC restored forests, built critical infrastructure, preserved soil and grasslands, and made lasting improvements to state and national parks. 
 
NATURAL REMEDY brings the CCC experience to life. Visitors will have the opportunity to investigate the Pacific Northwest’s CCC history while learning about the legacy of the many projects undertaken by these workers.

Image: Company 2945 CCC, Camp Beacon Rock SP, Skamania, Wash., photographic image, ca. 1935. WSHS ID: 2014.88.1.

Event details

Date: Sat. Sep 16th, 2023 - Sun. Jan 7th, 2024

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