SIOUX CITY | The sweeping changes to life in Sioux City during the 1930s will be the focus of “History at High Noon: The Depression and New Deal Era in Sioux City” on Thursday.
The free program will be held from 12:05 to 12:45 p.m. at the Sioux City Public Museum, 607 Fourth St. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunches.
After the prosperous Roaring Twenties, the tumultuous thirties of the Great Depression focused on everyday survival. Many projects were undertaken to improve lives and restore deteriorating city infrastructure. Notable cultural landmarks were pushed through by Roosevelt's New Deal programs like the Grandview Park Bandshell and the Sioux City School stadium. Numerous transportation projects were also initiated by the New Deal including the Municipal Airport, Grand Avenue Viaduct, and Missouri River Road. Tom Munson, the Museum’s archival records clerk, will highlight several rarely-seen images of New Deal projects under construction during the photographic presentation.
Call 712-279-6174 or visit www.siouxcitymuseum.org for more information.