The CCC Boys of Tennessee: A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps | Brown Bag Lecture with Bill Jamerson

@ East Tennessee History Center
East Tennessee History Center Bilo Nelson Auditorium
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 7:00am to Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 7:45am

During the depths of the Great Depression, some 76,000 men, ages 17-25, served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Tennessee, building bridges, dams, and roads, stocking fish, building state parks, and providing rescue relief. Much of their work remains today. Through short segments of his PBS film and excerpts from his book, Mr. Jamerson will share from his research into the Great Depression organization that was a lifeline for so many.  Jamerson is the 2017 CCC Legacy National Educator for the CCCs and has performed at CCC-built national and state parks in over twenty states.

The lecture will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture. Soft drinks will be available. For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824.