Glory-June Greiff Lecture – History Happy Hour: The WPA in Indiana

5/6/2021

History Happy Hour: The WPA in Indiana

Indiana Historical Society

Speaker: Historian Glory-June Greiff

May 6, 2021

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Online, via Zoom

Registration closes 2 hours prior to the start of the program.

Register here.

Free Program. Additional opportunities available to support IHS as we continue collecting, preserving, and sharing Indiana’s history.

Stay connected with the stories of your state while you are at home. Bring your own beverage and join us for a series of  insightful conversations with some of Indiana’s most interesting scholars.

If you look hard enough around Indiana, you can see the legacy of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and other New Deal agencies at almost every turn. Created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to combat the effects of the Great Depression, this program put thousands of Hoosier back to work. Join historian Glory-June Greiff as we travel around the state to explore some of these lasting projects.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does it last?

History Happy Hours are informal conversations with IHS staff and scholars that usually last around 60-minutes.

Do I need to be camera ready?

Nope. We will use the Zoom webinar platform, so you can join us from your kitchen table, couch, or the porch. Just make sure you’re ready to type, as we will make sure there is plenty of time for your questions through the chat feature.

What do I need to participate? 

History Happy Hour takes place virtually over Zoom. You can either join through an internet-connected device or calling-in via phone. We will send you a link and phone number through the email you used to register around two hours before the program begins. Don’t see the email? Make sure to check your spam or junk folder.

Date: Thu. May 6th, 2021

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