Join us for an inspiring presentation including many personal tales of deprivation, hard work, and of hope! The Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern IL and Western KY presented by Kay Rippelmeyer, author of Giant City State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corps & The Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern Illinois
The Civilian Conservation Corps was the beginning of the environmental movement in the country, as conservation measures were taught to all the enrollees and taken home with them. It was a radical experiment and the least criticized of all FDR's New Deal programs.
This program will illustrate the CCC camps, their physical and organizational structure, work projects, sports and educational programs, from 1933-1942. CCC camps were located in many small towns of every state, including southern Illinois and western Kentucky. The CCC was one of the government's most popular programs and was a life saver for many families during the Depression.
Library Evenings Upstairs Series The Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern Illinois & Western Kentucky