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DEPRESSION ERA PROJECTS

TOUR: THE DEPRESSION ERA PROJECTS THAT FOREVER CHANGED THE FACE OF SIOUX CITY 

One Book One Siouxland Event

In October, 1929, the New York Stock Market collapsed, signaling the beginning of the 12-year Great Depression that was to affect all Western industrialized countries and cities. Sioux City was no exception. Because of the devastating effects, Sioux City struggled to survive. Enter President Franklin Roosevelt, Sioux City’s Harry Hopkins, and the New Deal with its beneficial programs, such as the CCC (1933), FERA (1934), WPA (1935), and the Federal Artists Administration.

This tour will show Lifelong Learners the tremendous legacy of the New Deal projects still proudly gracing the Sioux City landscape and history. From schools to parks to art, over 25 historic site projects will be viewed.

Tom Munson, a Sioux City native and the Sioux City Public Museum’s Archival Clerk, will be our guide. Hop on the bus and enjoy an exciting learning adventure. We will end the tour with a delightful catered lunch at the CCC-built Stone Park Lodge.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 9:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M.
Location: Park in Lot 2B. The bus will arrive at 8:30 a.m. for boarding
Fee: $35 / Max: 52 / Min: 24
Lifelong Learning membership required
Course #19/FY-CPDV-2888-02 

 

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