Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps:
History, Memories & Legacy 

Tuesday, July 25, 5:30 pm

Hartford Public Library, 3rd Floor
500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Join author and researcher Martin Podskoch for a discussion of his book, Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories and Legacy. The book records the CCC experience for the men who passed through its cleansing days of hard work, Army discipline, and camaraderie to help support their families during the Great Depression.

The CCC was a public works program that operated from 1933 to 1942, as part of Pres. Franklin D. 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. Podskoch’s book describes the history and projects of the 21 camps located throughout the state of Connecticut, including voices from the participation of Hartford residents.