Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion
On June 23, 2010, the Franklin County Historical and Museum Society will host a reunion of Civilian Conservation Corps alumni, family, & friends at 6:30pm at the Schryer Center for Historical & Genealogical Research (the renovated carriage house behind the House of History Museum) at 51 Milwaukee Street, Malone, NY. They will celebrate the 77th anniversary of the founding of the CCC by sharing their stories and pictures of the CCC camps.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began on March 31, 1933 under President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression. Camps were set up in many New York towns, state parks, & forests. Workers built trails, roads, campsites & dams, stocked fish, built & maintained fire tower observer’s cabins & telephone lines, fought fires, & planted millions of trees. The CCC disbanded in 1942 due to the need for men in WW II.
Author and historian Marty Podskoch will give a short Power Point presentation on the history, lore & legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps camps in New York. CCC alumni will have time to share their stories of their days in CCC camps both in New York and other states.
Presently, Marty Podskoch is conducting research on the Civilian Conservation Camps in the Adirondacks and Connecticut. He is keenly interested in meeting individuals who may have CCC stories to contribute to his next book. Marty Podskoch will have all of his books available after the presentation for sale and signing.
For those unable to attend this reunion, there are three other reunions planned. Contact Marty or visit his website www.cccstories.com for his schedule. If anyone has information or pictures of relatives or friends who worked at one of the CCC camps, please contact Marty Podskoch at: 36 Waterhole Rd., Colchester, CT 06415 or 860-267-2442, or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the reunion, contact Anne Werley Smallman, Director of the Franklin County Historical and Museum Society at: (518)483-2750. The event is free and open to the public.