Books and Bridles: the Story of the Horse Back Librarians


7:00 pm -
8:00 pm

During the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) implemented many huge infrastructure projects and improvements. But it also consisted of a little known program called the Packhorse Librarians. Join us and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum to learn about the Packhorse Librarians, a small group of women whose mission was to deliver and distribute reading materials to the far-off corners of Appalachia during the darkest hours of the Great Depression. This event will take place on Zoom, and registration is required. Please register here. This program is presented in collaboration with the Irvington, Harrison, Somers, and Tuckahoe Public Libraries.

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