Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site announces a four-part lecture series on Southern California during the Great Depression. All lectures will take place on Saturdays mornings, 10am-noon: February 19, March 19, April 16, and May 21.
On Saturday, February 19, Professor Gray Brechin will discuss the legacy of FDR's New Deal in California. Working with photographer Bob Dawson and filmmaker Chris Beaver, Professor Brechin is documenting the enormous physical legacy-—buildings, parks, and other public facilities—-that owes its existence to the visionary bureaucrats and workers of the 1930s who believed they were creating a civilization worthy of the name. Additional lectures will feature Nancy Quam-Wickam (March 19), Jules Tygiel (April 16), and Becky Nicolaides (May 21).
Reservations for all lectures are recommended, as space is limited. The $5 fee includes a light refreshments. Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is located at 4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach, CA, 90807 (near the intersection of Long Beach Blvd & Virigina Road). Please phone (number provided below) to make your reservation.
Meighan Maguire, Educational Projects Specialist
Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site
4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach 90807
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