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FDR’s WPA and CCC Projects in Sarasota County

Event Date:

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Sarasota Garden Club
1131 Boulevard of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236


Ruthmary Williams
(941) 361-2453

Program Description:

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was on one of FDR’s most wide-ranging, yet controversial programs. Many saw it as a “make work’ program which 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 will be tailored for Sarasota County.

The event is free to members of the Friends of the Sarasota County History Center; $5 for non-members. Light refreshments will be available.

Reservations recommended: 941-361-2453 or info@foschc.org