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VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | The Legacy of Franklin Roosevelt’s WPA in Florida by David Schmidt

4-March from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | The Legacy of Franklin Roosevelt’s WPA in Florida by David Schmidt

Thursday, March 4, 2021, from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was one of FDR’s most wide-ranging, yet controversial programs. Many saw it as a “make work’ program that did not accomplish its goals—the acronym was derided as “We Piddle Around.” The evidence indicates that the program was far more successful and, even today, Floridians enjoy the buildings and constructions created by the WPA. This program views the WPA and focuses on the still existing projects. 

About the Presenter:

David Schmidt is currently the curator of the Florida Civilian Conservation Corps Museum at Highland Hammock State Park in Sebring. Before that, he taught for 37 years focusing on United States History, Geography, and special education. David holds two master’s degrees from Ball State University in Special Education and United States History and did additional study at Michigan State University, Indiana University, and Bowling Green State University. 

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this (publication) (program) (exhibition) (website) do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Sponsored by the Florida Humanities and The Helmerich Trust

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Date:
March 4
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Key West Art & Historical Society