The New Deal Comes To — And Transforms Dutchess County

December 19, 2021 5:33 pm Published by

Presented by Dr. Gray Brechin.

Dr. Gray Brechin is an historical geographer, the author of Imperial San Francisco, a frequent radio and television guest, and a popular public speaker. He is currently a visiting scholar in the U.C. Berkeley Department of Geography and founder and project scholar of the Living New Deal.

Violet Ave Elementary SchoolDutchess County was transformed by President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal work relief agencies designed to lift the U.S. out of the Great Depression. From fine schools to roads and sewers, parks, post offices, and works of art still used and enjoyed eighty years on, it’s all around you but largely unseen. Dr. Gray Brechin will talk about the Living New Deal’s ongoing work to reveal a lost civilization whose creator lived at Hyde Park.

On January 7 at 7:30pm click here to join the Zoom presentation.


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This post was written by Catherine McMahon