CCC Camps of CT with Marty Podskoch
Date: May 5, 2018
Time: 1:00
Location: Litchfield History Museum with visit to Burr Pond
Fee: Free for members / $5 for Non-Members
Registration: Yes, email
Description: Join us for a lecture and site visit with Marty Podskoch, author of Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories, and Legacy. The lecture shares the CCC experience of hard work, Army discipline, and camaraderie for men helping to support their families during the Great Depression. The CCC was a public works program that operated from 1933 to 1942 as part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. It targeted young men and veterans in relief families who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression, providing unskilled manual labor related to environmental conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands. 21 CCC camps were located in Connecticut, including several in Litchfield County. The lecture will begin at the Litchfield Historical Society with history of the camps and CCC and will continue with a visit and guided tour of a nearby former CCC Camp, now Burr Pond State Park.