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The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public works program that operated from 1933 to 1942, as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. It targeted young men and veterans who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression, providing unskilled manual labor related to environmental conservation. Please join us at Windsor Historical Society at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 for a program by author Marty Podskoch, who will discuss the 21 CCC camps located throughout our state with particular emphasis on Poquonock’s Camp Britton.

Camp Britton, located on Connecticut Agricultural Station land on River Road, opened in September of 1835. Its principal projects were gypsy moth control, forest improvement, and road construction. Find out what life was like at Camp Britton and other Connecticut CCC camps — the meals, the men, the camp recreational activities, as well as the work projects. And if you have materials or reminiscences about Camp Britton to share, bring them along!

$6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $4 WHS members.

Marty Podskoch’s book Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps:  History, Memories, & Legacy of the CCC will be available for purchase and author signing that evening at $24.95.

 

Image: Original workshop building at CCC Camp Britton, River St., Poquonock. Photo by Marty Podskoch.

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