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The Legacy of Franklin Roosevelt’s WPA in Florida
February 13 @ 6:00 pm
Venue:Florida Keys History & Discovery Center
82100 Overseas Highway On the property of the Islander Resort
Islamorada, FL 33036
Organizer:Jill Miranda Baker
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 views the WPA and focuses on the still existing projects. Doors to the Discovery Center open at 5 p.m. Presentation begins at 6 p.m. Cost for non-museum members is $10, which includes light appetizers. A cash bar is available. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 305-922-2237.
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