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Local History Lecture: WPA Art, Artists, and Architecture of Long Beach

October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore the art, artists, and architecture of 1930s Long Beach with local historian and LBPL librarian, Maureen Neeley.

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Local History Lecture Series @ The Miller Room: “WPA Art, Artists, and Architecture of Long Beach

Join us for a fascinating afternoon exploring the art, artists, and architecture of 1930s Long Beach with local historian and LBPL librarian, Maureen Neeley. Modern-day Long Beach was shaped by two major historical events — the Great Depression and the 1933 earthquake. Learn about New Deal art and architecture — funded by Federal programs such as the WPA, PWA, and FAP — which are still very visible in our city, as well as the artists who worked in Long Beach and their activities after the New Deal ended. At the end of the program, share your own family stories of work and play during the Depression. This lecture will take place online via Zoom.

This is a free, online event – registration is required to attend.

For special accommodations, please call (562) 570-7500 at least 48 hours in advance.

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Long Beach Public Library
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