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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.