Speaker at HTC for Historical Society

Linda McCann will speak on topics including the Civilian Conservation Corps and POWs in Iowa, during an event at the Heritage Town Center in Buffalo Center on Sunday, June 10 at 1:30 p.m.

Historian and author Linda Mc- Cann will speak at the Heritage Town Center on Sunday, June 10, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Dessert will follow, and the Heritage Museum will be open with a new exhibit called “Grandma’s Kitchen.” The event is free and funded by a donation in memory of Mary Ruth Smith.

Linda McCann is an Iowa author and speaker who specializes in several topics, which she will cover in her presentation. She has information about the Civilian Conservation Corps and POWs in Iowa during World War II.

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men. Originally for young men 18-25, it was eventually expanded to ages 17-28. The CCC was a major part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal that provided unskilled manual labor jobs related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural lands owned by federal, state and local governments. It provided jobs to families who were having difficulties during the Great Depression.

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