Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST
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Jackson County Public Library 
310 Keener Street
Sylva, NC 28779

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Dana Murphy @GSMA 
Great Smoky Mountains Association 
865 436 7318 ext 349 

History of the CCC 1933 - 1942 

GSMA welcomes all for a family-friendly musical presentation about the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps, when and why it was developed, and the lives of the "boys" trying to eke out a living by working hard-labor for a dollar-a-day to create what is now Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Michigan-based author/songwriter Bill Jamerson will present “The CCC Boys of the Great Smokies,” a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps, at Jackson County Public Library, Saturday, November 18 at 2 p.m. Reservations for the program, sponsored by the Great Smoky Mountains Association, are recommended as space and refreshments are limited. Proceeds from ticket sales will support Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Dressed in uniform, Jamerson shares stories about the CCC, reads excerpts from his book, shows a short video from his PBS film, and sings original songs accompanied by his guitar.

“It's a nostalgic program with songs, laughter and many heartfelt stories,” said Jamerson, a recent recipient of the 2017 National Educator of the Year award from CCC Legacy, a Virginia-based organization dedicated to preserving the history of the corps.