Legacy Day of the Civilian Conservation Corps: Company 1333 – Camp S-63, Poe Valley

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2024: 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
at Poe Valley State Park

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Poe Valley State Park, Centre County, PA – The Centre County Historical Society is pleased to partner with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and William Marcum, local historian and research authority on the Poe Valley CCC Camp, to invite the public to attend a day long program about the Civilian Conservation Corps. The program will take place at Poe Valley State Park in the quiet mountain valley that surrounds Poe Lake, a perfect place for a family day complete with lunch inspired by authentic CCC menu boards.
The New Deal Era Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) work relief program operated from 1933 to 1942 for unemployed, unmarried men. Join us for a day of sharing and learning about some of the CCC “boys” in Centre County who enrolled in the program to support themselves and family during America’s Great Depression. Find out what it was like to live in a CCC Camp. What these boys shared together during their formative years in the CCC is a true legacy that has meaning for all of us today. Learn about the local men and others who administered the day-to-day camp operations at the Poe Valley Camp. Chances are you may learn about someone you know who was in Poe Valley or another CCC camp.
We invite everyone to share stories and provide any information about the Poe Valley camp for documentation into the history of Company 1333, Camp S-63 Poe Valley. Information may be shared online by visiting https://www.centrehistory.org/ccc or by contacting the Centre County Historical Society at info@centrecountyhistory.org, or call 814-234-4779.
This is an event for everyone and all ages. CCC veterans, sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, nieces, nephews, extended family members, CCC history buffs and local historians, are encouraged to attend and bring your CCC stories, questions and step back in time!
Thanks to the generosity of sponsors and individual donations, this is a free, family friendly event; donations are both important and appreciated to keep this event free of charge