Upcoming Event: Program on Civilian Conservation Corps Camps in W.N.C.

Author, Filmmaker, Songwriter


Civilian Conservation Corps Camps (CCC)

Monday, March 14, 2016, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium (Lower Level)

67 Haywood Street, Asheville, North Carolina

Photo: Asheville’s Company 3402, circa 1936. [From Pack Library’s NC Collection; #L898-DS]

Bill-cccBill Jamerson, recognized for his Public Television documentaries, will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps: a nostalgic program with lots of laughter and many heartfelt stories.

His presentation is as entertaining as it is important; as honest as it is fun. It’s about people both ordinary and extraordinary, with stories of strength, wit and charm.L364-5-for-web

The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal works program created by President Franklin Roosevelt in the heart of The Great Depression. During its nine‐year run beginning in 1933, over 75,000 men served in North Carolina. The enrollees were paid $1 a day with $25 sent home to their families each month. The money kept many families from starving.

Sponsored by Friends of the North Carolina Room.



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