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Florida’s New Deal, Parks and Post Office Murals With Dr. Keri Watson

Join us and Dr. Keri Watson, associate professor of art history from UCF, as we explore the many projects that were completed during the New Deal Era in Florida.  Post office murals are visible and enduring symbols of New Deal ideology that provide lasting evidence of governmental art patronage during the Great Depression. During the 1930s post offices offered a place to meet neighbors and catch up on news. In Florida, sixteen new post offices were built between 1937 and 1943, and each was decorated with murals or relief sculptures paid for by the Treasury Department’s Section of Painting and Sculpture. Many of Florida’s State Parks were also created during this time.  Don’t miss this fascinating look back at an interesting era.

“Funding for this Florida Talks program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.”

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Jul 10 2024


5:00 pm


New Smyrna Beach Museum of History
120 Sams Avenue New Smyrna Beach