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Our staff, advisors and associates often give talks and tours on the New Deal and the Living New Deal project for other organizations, both online and to live audiences.

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  • May 19, 2024
    May 19 Talk: DITCHIN’: Hay & High Ground
    • Living New Deal
    On Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 2 PM CULTIVATE Studio in Kensington, Maryland will host an in-person talk by artist and printmaker Heather McMordie (https://www.heathermcmordie.com/ditchin) and University of Maryland soil scientist and Living New Deal National Associate Edward Landa. DITCHIN’: Hay & High Ground is a print and projection installation. The ...
  • Lecture: FDR Unmasked: 73 Years of Medical Lecture: Cover-ups That Rewrote History
    • Living New Deal
    Living New Deal readers may find interest in the May 16 lecture by Dr. Steven Lomazow on his latest book, FDR Unmasked: 73 Years of Medical Cover-ups That Rewrote History. Dr. Lomazow's book is an in-depth history of FDR's serious medical issues as he aged, evealing what doctors did, or couldn't ...
  • May 23, 2024
    The New York Game: Baseball and the Rise of a New City
    • Living New Deal
    Living New Deal NYC Chapter Director will give a talk at the Roosevelt House on Event Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024 @ 6:00 pm. PROGRAM Roosevelt House is pleased to present a discussion of Kevin Baker’s new book The New York Game: Baseball and the Rise of a New City. In this entertaining and insightful ...
  • August 10, 2024
    August 10: “The Living New Deal and the New Deal legacy in California”
    • Living New Deal
    Living New Deal director Richard Walker will give a talk titled, "“The Living New Deal and the New Deal legacy in California”, at the California Radio History Society. Even Details: California Radio History Society Saturday, Aug. 10 at 3:30 PM 2152 Central Ave., Alameda, CA 94501 ...
  • May 4, 2024
    May 4th: "The Living New Deal and the New Deal legacy in Oregon” 
    • Living New Deal
    Living New Deal director Richard Walker will give a talk titled, "The Living New Deal and the New Deal legacy in Oregon” at the Architectural Heritage Center. Event details Architectural Heritage Center701 SE Grand AvenuePortland, OR 97214Saturday, May 4th, 10 am-12noon ...
  • April 12, 2024
    NNDPA Conference April 12th and 13th: "The New Deal: Inspiration and Hope"
    • Living New Deal
     The National New Deal Preservation Association is pleased to announce our conference in Santa Fe, NM, which will be on April 12-13 (Friday and Saturday) The conference will feature speakers related to the New Deal and the release of our newest book “The New Deal – Looking Back, Moving Forward”. Speakers and ...
  • March 26, 2024
    March 26 Webinar: "Folk Music and the New Deal"
    • Living New Deal
    JOIN US VIA ZOOMTHE LIVING NEW DEAL WEBINAR SERIES 2024 Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 5pm-6pm Pacific Time "Folk Music and the New Deal:Collecting the Hidden Soundtracks of the Great Depression” With Sheryl Kaskowitz and Catherine Hiebert Kerst. Many people are familiar with the New Deal's legacy in the visual arts, but the soundtracks left ...
  • February 29, 2024
    “A New Deal for Quilts”
    • Living New Deal
    Thursday, February 29, 2024. 5pm-6pm PT Whether in our collective romanticized memory, covering our bodies as we sleep, or handing on museum gallery walls, quilts are potent objects, and the US government harnessed that power to relieve the impact of the Great Depression.”   — Janneken Smucker A New Deal for Quilts (University of Nebraska Press, 2023) explores the ...
  • January 27, 2024
    Artists in Marin: A Symposium
    • Living New Deal
    SATURDAY, JANUARY 27TH | CREEKSIDE ROOM - 3:00PM MILL VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY375 THROCKMORTON AVE, MILL VALLEY CA 94941 (415) 389-4292 | MILLVALLEYLIBRARY.ORG Join us for a series of short presentations by art historians and curators on artists active in Marin County since the 1930s, in conjunction with the exhibition Marin as Muse: ...
  • November 20, 2023
    Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Eleanor Roosevelt and Frances Perkins Embrace Politics and Power for Women
    • Living New Deal
    Featuring: Blanche Wiesen Cook, Deborah Gardner, and Alice Kessler-Harris Monday, November 206:00 PM (ET) Reception to follow Register for the in-person or virtual event here. ...
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Living New Deal. Still Working for America.

And the Winners are . . .

FDR delivering one of his fireside chats.

The 2023 New Deal Book Award

The winning titles and authors have been announced. The 2023 Award, with a prize of $1,000, will be presented at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library June 22, 2024.

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