FDR History Series – Books and Bridles: The Story of the Horse Back Librarians

Join us for the fourth of a series of history programs on FDR, presented by Jeff Urbin, educator from the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library in Hyde Park.

This presentation tells the story of the Pack Horse Library initiative, a little known program of the Roosevelt Administration’s WPA. Its mission, carried out almost entirely by women, was to deliver and distribute reading materials to the far off corners of Appalachia during the darkest hours of the Great Depression.

Date/Time: Monday, January 10, 6pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Registration: Please email director@roejanlibrary.org to register and receive the Zoom log-in in advance.

This program is presented in partnership with Roeliff Jansen Community Library, Claverack Free Library, and Philmont Public Library.