Meshomasic State Forest, the first such entity in all of New England, was improved and developed by the efforts of two C.C.C. camps: Camp Jenkins (C.C.C. Company #181), in operation from June 14, 1933 to Jan. 1, 1936; and Camp…read more
The historic post office building in Portland, Connecticut was constructed using federal Treasury Department funds. A Section of Fine Arts mural hangs in the lobby. The building, which was completed in 1942, is still in use today.
This oil-on-canvas Section of Fine Arts mural entitled “Shade Grown Tobacco” was painted in 1942 by Austin Mecklem. Shade grown tobacco was an important Connecticut crop in the first part of the twentieth century, most often used as binding wrapper…read more