Led by Susan Ives, the Living New Deal produced two impressive events celebrating the 90th anniversary of the New Deal. The first was held at Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, California, where the Civilian Conservation Corps did extensive work during the New Deal. Our partner, the National Park Service, showed the work currently underway to restore  Coho salmon habitat and upgrade historic trails in this renowned redwood park.  

More than a hundred guests attended a New Deal anniversary celebration at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The museum, built by the WPA, features recently restored murals, mosaics and sculptures commissioned under the Federal Art Project.

Historian and political commentator Heather Cox Richardson was the keynoter who, along with Judge Charles Breyer, LND’s founder Gray Brechin, and the San Francisco historian and author Gary Kamiya, recalled the impact of the New Deal and its relevance today. Aaron Peskin, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, presented a Proclamation to the Living New Deal on behalf of the City. Our thanks to our partners, the San Francisco Maritime Historical National Park Association, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the National Park Service, which provided hourly tours of the building’s architecture and artworks throughout the day. Greenbelt, Maryland and Roosevelt University in Chicago also hosted events honoring the New Deal’s 90th anniversary.

View photos of the San Francisco Maritime Museum event.

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