McMenamins and Tacoma Historical Society Present

History Pub – The Civilian Conservation Corps at Camp Hemlock, Washington (1933-1942), All Ages

All Ages
Wednesday, June 19
Doors: 6pm ** Show: 7pm
$7

McMenamins Presents:
History Pub
The Civilian Conservation Corps at Camp Hemlock, Washington (1933-1942)
Presented by Rick McClure

 

Spanish Ballroom   
Elks Temple  
Wednesday, June 19th, 2024 
Doors 6pm, Program 7pm 

 

Providing work relief to unemployed Americans was a primary goal for President Roosevelt during the great depression. One of his New Deal programs was the Civilian Conservation Corps, a massive labor force assigned to forest conservation. Drinking was forbidden in the camps, so the items most frequently excavated during historical research were, of course, beer, wine, and whiskey containers. Archaeologist Rick McClure uncovers the history of life at CCC Camp Hemlock in Washington, comparing the actual social behavior of the workers to the “official” government records.  
  

 

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