Initially open only to unemployed, unmarried men aged 18 to 25, the Civilian Conservation Corps voluntary government work-relief program ran from 1933 until 1942, supplying manual labor jobs related to the conservation and development of natural resources.
Some of the most notable and beautiful engineering and architectural achievements in New York State are a direct result of the program, which was created during the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, as a part of the New Deal for working people during the Great Depression.
Hyde Park, NY National Park Service Ranger Kevin J. Oldenburg will present “Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps” on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 2 pm at the Lincoln Depot Museum, 10 South Water Street in Peekskill, Westchester County, NY.
Oldenburg will discuss how this far-reaching program was created, and how its successes impacted the Hudson Valley Region and the nation .
Located by Peekskill Bay on the east bank of the Hudson River, the Lincoln Depot Museum is a 3,000 square foot 19th Century freight and passenger rail depot where President-elect Abraham Lincoln stopped to greet New Yorkers on February 19, 1861 during his inaugural train ride between Springfield, Illinois and Washington, DC.
The Lincoln Depot Museum is open Saturdays and Sunday from 1 until 4 pm, May 6th thru Nov 19th, 2023. For more information visit their website or email LincolnDepotFDN@gmail.com.