Lecture in Ithaca, NY: How Ordinary Americans Saved the U.S. During the Last Great Depression

10/18/2012 - 4 pm

Harvey Smith, Project Advisor to the Living New Deal Project and president of the National New Deal Preservation Association will be speaking at Cornell University. Our present dire economic crisis invites comparison with the Depression era and calls for a… read more

Event details

Time: 4:30 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT
Date: Thu. Oct 18th, 2012 - Thu. Oct 18th, 2012
Location: Anabel Taylor Hall, ATH 230, Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY
Coordinator: Todd Arthur Bridges
Coordinator Email: tab259 (at) cornell.edu
Coordinator phone: 607-255-7409
Registration: http://events.cornell.edu/anabel_taylor

Gray Brechin at Berkeley City Club

9/13/2012 - 5 pm

  Rediscovering the New Deal — In Libraries and in the Field –  Dr. Gray Brechin Author, Historian, and Lecturer Thursday, September 13, 2012, 5:30 – 8:00 PM 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley

Event details

Time: 5:30 pm PDT - 8:00 pm PDT
Date: Thu. Sep 13th, 2012
Location: Berkeley City Club

Arthur Rothstein Exhibition

9/12/2012 - 12 am

Arthur Rothstein Photography Exhibition

“Celebrating American Workers Surviving the Great Depression: A nation-wide portrait of workers and the dispossessed, captured in photographs for the U.S. Farm Security Administration, by a leading 20th century documentary photographer.” Reception, September 12, 6 – 8 pm.

Event details

Time: 12:00 am EDT
Date: Wed. Sep 12th, 2012 - Fri. Oct 26th, 2012
Location: Rotunda Gallery
Coordinator Email: [email protected]
Registration: www.newrochellearts.org
Additional info: Located at the New Rochelle Council on the Arts Rotunda Gallery, City Hall 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801

New Deal Festival in West Virginia, July 14th

7/14/2012

Arthurdale Heritage Button

Arthurdale, West Virginia, is holding its annual New Deal Festival on Saturday, July 14th.  What a lovely idea!  The festival features artisan demonstrations, craft market, children’s activities, the New Deal Homestead Museum, tours of the Historic District, a visit from Eleanor… read more

Event details

Date: Sat. Jul 14th, 2012 - Sat. Jul 14th, 2012
Location: Arthurdale, W. Va.
Coordinator: Arthurdale Heritage
Registration: http://www.arthurdaleheritage.org/
Event cost: Free

Living New Deal At SF Labor Fest

7/8/2012

Harvey Smith and Gray Brechin are featured in seven (!) events at the annual San Francisco Labor Fest, between July 8th and 28th.  All but the maritime tour are free.  Smith and Brechin are leading a WPA Bus Tour, a… read more

Event details

Date: Sun. Jul 8th, 2012 - Sat. Jul 28th, 2012
Location: Various SF sites
Registration: www.laborfest.net
Event cost: Mostly free

A New Deal for Los Angeles

6/21/2012 - 7 pm

Author David Kipen and LND’s Gray Brechin in conversation In less than a decade, President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal agencies radically transformed Los Angeles as they did other American cities in a successful, but largely forgotten, effort to extricate the… read more

Event details

Time: 7:00 pm PDT - 9:00 pm PDT
Date: Thu. Jun 21st, 2012 - Thu. Jun 21st, 2012
Location: Mark Taper Auditorium

Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration

1/1/2012

A year-long celebration of the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth will include a host of concerts, programs and events around the world.  A key locus of celebration will be the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, CA. “To Woody, poet of… read more

Event details

Date: Sun. Jan 1st, 2012 - Mon. Dec 31st, 2012
Coordinator: The Grammy Museum
Registration: http://www.woody100.com/

One Okie Migrant Family’s Story: A Thumbnail Sketch

5/6/2012 - 1 pm

A talk by Mike Martin at the 2012 Annual Steinbeck Festival in Monterey, CA, featuring: “A multi-generational account of the experiences of a family that departed from a small farm town in rural Oklahoma as migrants during the Thirties and… read more

Event details

Time: 1:00 pm PDT - 3:30 pm PDT
Date: Sun. May 6th, 2012
Location: National Steinbeck Center
Registration: http://www.seemonterey.com/steinbeck-festival

Exhibit of Sargent Johnson Public Works

2/2/2012 - 5 am

The Public Works of Sargent Johnson Photographed by Duane Conliffe February 2 – 24, 2012 Opening Reception Thursday, February 2 5-9 pm Canessa Gallery, 708 Montgomery Street (at Washington and Columbus) Duane Conliffe’s gorgeous large-scale photographs depict Sargent Johnson’s New… read more

Event details

Time: 5:00 am PDT - 9:00 am PDT
Date: Thu. Feb 2nd, 2012 - Tue. Jan 24th, 2012
Location: Canessa Gallery
Coordinator phone: 415-296-9029
Registration: www.canessa.org
Additional info: Exhibit shown, other than opening day & Friday, Feb. 3d, by appointment only – 415-296-9029

Poetry Reading: Coit Tower By and For the People

1/27/2012 - 7 pm

The Revolutionary Poets Brigade presents a POETRY READING and FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT THE PROTECT COIT TOWER COMMITTEE. “Artists and Poets Join Together to Protect Coit Tower and its WPA Murals from the Dangers of Neglect and Over-Commercialization.” Friday Jan. 27,… read more

Event details

Time: 7:00 pm PDT - 9:00 pm PDT
Date: Fri. Jan 27th, 2012
Location: Focus Gallery
Additional info: 1534 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133