THE BOYS OF BERGEN
February 14, 2013
The Boys of Bergen – Remembering the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Bergen County, NJ
Presented by – Kathleen Duxbury
When Franklin D. Roosevelt became president, he faced a nation in crisis. It was the era of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. The first and most successful of his New Deal work programs was the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Between 1933 - 1941 the CCC boys toiled along the cliffs of the New Jersey Palisades and in the marshes of the Hackensack Valley. They worked, played and grew up to become self-confident young men with a newfound respect for conservation and America. The CCC is now recognized as the greatest conservation movement in United States history.
Kathleen Duxbury is an author, photographer and New Deal researcher.
Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Ramapo Reformed Church Education Bldg., 100 Island Road, Mahwah NJ
Admission $3.00 – Members free, refreshments served.
The Mahwah Museum receives operating support from The New Jersey Historical Commission, Dept. of State.