Nyack Library To Host Fascinating Environmental Program

Dated: March 31 2016

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The modern environmental movement was spurred by FDR’s New Deal conservation job programs, tied directly to his early life as a Hudson Valley native. That’s what environmental historian Neil Maher illustrates in Nature’s New Deal, an award-winning book that he has turned into an interactive multimedia presentation including 1930s Depression-era film clips, slides, and discussion. In particular, the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) is presented as a project that had an impact on the natural environment and the local communities of the Hudson Valley. Maher was born and raised in New York’s Hudson Valley, where he still lives; received his Ph.D. in history from NYU; and currently teaches at Rutgers University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He served as Historical Advisor for a PBS American Experience documentary on Franklin Roosevelt during the Great Depression.

The program will be presented on April 14 and registration is required. Contact the library at 845-358-3370.

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