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Saguaro NP West: WPA National Park Poster Tour


A special NPS Centennial Program that explores the history of how this unique art was conceived, lost, rediscovered and republished.

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The Works Progress Administration (1935-1943) was a massive employment program aimed at instituting and administering public works projects to alleviate unemployment among both men and women.  One facet of it was Federal Project Number One, which employed thousands of artists, musicians, writers, actors, and others.  While Many of these works have slipped into obscurity or been lost, others remain, including several of the original WPA National Park Posters.   Five of these will be displayed at this special NPS Centennial Program that explores the history of how this unique art was conceived, lost, rediscovered and republished.

Doug Leen a.k.a. “Ranger Doug” will give a 40 minute talk at 10:15 AM and 3:15 PM on both Friday & Saturday.



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Date:
Friday, February 5
Time:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place:
Saguaro National Park West, Tucson Mountain District
2700 N. Kinney Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85743 United States
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Contact:
520-733-5159
Cost:
Free
Date:
Saturday, February 6
Time:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place:
Saguaro National Park West, Tucson Mountain District
2700 N. Kinney Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85743 United States
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Contact:
520-733-5159
Cost:
Free

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