Friday, September 10, 2010

Screening WPA Films of the New Deal


In the 1930s, with the country locked in the Great Depression, the government was hard at work to promote the successes of New Deal programs such as the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Part of this promotion was the use of films to demonstrate how life was getting better and that the New Deal was working. To see some of these films, please join us at the Placer County Museum on September 17th at 6:30 P.M.

We’ll also screen films shot during the construction of the Auburn Sewer Plant and the buildings in the Gold Country Fairgrounds – both WPA projects. These films have never been seen by the public.

The Placer County Museum is located on the first floor of the historic Courthouse at 101 Maple Street in Auburn. Reservations are required for this FREE program.

For reservations or more information, please call 530-889-6500.