Danby Presentation on the CCC
On Monday, May 16, at 7 p.m., at the Mount Tabor/Danby Historical Society meeting room in the Griffith Library on South Main Street in Danby, author Judith Edwards will give a free multimedia presentation on the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Vermont following the Society’s regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. The public is welcome, and light refreshments will be served.
The CCC was a New Deal program during the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, designed to give unemployed young men worthwhile public jobs. What jumps out at the visitor in Vermont state parks and the Green Mountain National Forest are the roads, stone buildings and fireplaces dating back to the l930s and the CCC. They were built by young men who made CCC camps their home from 1933 to 1937. Edwards has gathered information on their tasks, travails and stories, seeking details and anecdotes written and told by CCC members all over the country. Facts about the CCC, its inception, its structure and its accomplishments in the midst the Great Depression will be combined with specific information about the CCC camp in Mount Tabor Village. There is music of the era, large storyboards and artifacts as a backdrop. There will be ample time at the end of the presentation for questions. Edwards would also be delighted to hear from members of the audience who have family, long gone, who were part of the Civilian Conservation Corps phenomenon.