Lecture Offers Unique View Of the Civilian Conservation Corps In New Jersey

Civilian Conservation Corps members construct a road in 1933 (Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum photo)

Civilian Conservation Corps members construct a road in 1933 (Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum photo)

PISCATAWAY – The Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission invites people to a lecture about the Civilian Conservation Corps with author and historian Kathleen Duxbury.

This free lecture will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3 at East Jersey Olde Towne Village located at 1050 River Road in Piscataway.

The lecture will explore how Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps, part of his New Deal program, benefitted the Garden State and its workers.

“I commend The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission for researching and sharing this treasure trove of American history,” said Freeholder Charles E. Tomaro, chair of the County’s Business Development and Education Committee. “I encourage residents to come to this workshop and experience this important era in our history.”

Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios said: “Middlesex County has a wealth of history and culture and it is our responsibility as elected officials to ensure that that history is not only made available to our residents but is celebrated and preserved.”

Seating is still available and there is no registration required to attend the event. The Village is an accessible site. An Assistive Listening System is available and will be in use during the program. Wheelchairs are on site and may be borrowed by visitors during their stay or for those who may need assistance from the parking lot to the program.

This lecture series is funded in part by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

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