september, 2020

20sep2:00 pm3:00 pmNature’s New Deal: Franklin Roosevelt and the Hudson Valley During the Great Depression

Event Details

Franklin Roosevelt grew up on the banks of the Hudson River, and during the Great Depression his New Deal work programs provided jobs to tens of thousands of New Yorkers. This presentation traces this history – from FDR’s childhood home just north of Irvington to the halls of Washington, D.C.  – to illustrate how Roosevelt’s experiences in the Hudson Valley greatly influenced many of his later New Deal conservation programs. Drawing from his book, Nature’s New Deal, Dr. Maher will focus on Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and its impact on both the natural environment and local communities of the Hudson Valley region.


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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