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Presentation: “A New Deal for Washington’s State Parks”

Sep 17, 2015 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington State Historical Society (WSHS) invite the public to a special presentation on the legacy of Great Depression-era work relief programs on Washington’s state parks.

The presentation, “A New Deal for Washington’s State Parks” starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. (Directions: www.washingtonhistory.org/visit/wshm/directions/)

Ryan Karlson, interpretive program manager at State Parks, will provide greater context and a historical perspective on the current exhibit, Washington State Parks Through the Lens of Asahel Curtis, on display in the museum’s Community Gallery. Karlson will highlight a unique chapter in Washington’s Great Depression-era history and describe how the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration work-relief programs rapidly transformed Washington’s state park system into one of the most diverse in the nation.

Entrance to the Museum is free from 2 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, as it is on the third Thursday of each month.

 

Details

Date:
Sep 17, 2015
Time:
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Website:
http://parks.state.wa.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=174

Venue

Washington State Historical Museum
1911 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA United States
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Phone:
(253) 272-9747
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