FDR: Rural Electrification

Program Description: In 1933, 90% of America’s farmers lived without electricity. Join Jeffrey Urbin educator from the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library in Hyde Park, NY who will discuss how FDR sparked economic growth and improved living standards by bringing affordable electricity to rural Americans.

Date/Time: Monday, May 3, 6pm

Registration: Click here to access the meeting (passcode, if needed is FDR).

Offered in collaboration with the Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library, and the Roeliff Jansen Community Library. The third in a series of presentations from the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library to be held in 2021.

Interactive discussion topics include: How electricity made life better for farmers; how electricity made farmers more productive; comparison of electricity in the 1930s to WiFi today; the role of government in providing for affordable utilities.