Please join us for the fourth of our five part series of salons exploring the legacy of the New Deal in California:
June 24, 2014
7:00 PM (social time before event begins at 6:30)
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society Building
5380 Elvas Ave
If you are not already a member of the Sacramento Historical Society, please rsvp to this address: [email protected]
All events free and open to the public. the living new deal salon series is generously sponsored by a grant from the university of california humanities research institute and, in sacramento, co-sponsored by the Sacramento County historical society
At the height of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs put millions of Americans back to work creating new infrastructure, including schools, parks, public buildings, and artworks. In every town in America these works are still in use, but their origins are largely forgotten. The Living New Deal is a collaborative project to document, map and make public the legacy of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, which put people back to work during the Great Depression creating infrastructure, including schools, parks, public buildings, and artworks.Please join us for a presentation by New Deal experts Dr. Gray Brechin and Harvey Smith as they explore the legacy of the New Deal in Sacramento and the Central Valley. Harvey and Gray will demonstrate how to use the Living New Deal website, map and archive as a resource, as well as share details on how you can contribute to this monumental effort.