Civilian Conservation Corps

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 7-8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium 101B Adults

Discover the impacts of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), one of Roosevelt's most successful New Deal programs, in Kansas. CCC was a program of conservation and construction that changed the lives of more than 3 million men and their families, between 1933 and 1942. For the past 10 years, Tod Bevitt has been studying CCC in Kansas, researching the men, their camps and the projects they completed. In 2018 he and his wife contracted with the Kansas Historical Society to document what remains of CCC camps in Kansas. Bevitt is the owner and principal investigator for Buried Past Consulting, LLC, performing cultural resource investigations throughout the state of Kansas and the Great Plains. This presentation is hosted by Topeka Genealogical Society.

Audience: Adult