Nights Out at the Village

June 13th: Young Professionals Night

During Night Out at the Village, the Galloway House and Village will be open for extended hours, 4pm to 8pm. On June 13th, there will be a special discount for Young Professionals of Fond du Lac members, $2 off Adult admission and $5 Family admission. 

July 11th: Kids Night

During Night Out at the Village, the Galloway House and Village will be open for extended hours, 4pm to 8pm. On July 11th, with a family or child admission, kids will receive a glow in the dark necklace and be entered to win a free ticket for our Ice Cream Social on Aug. 11th. 

August 8th: Jerry Apps and the Civilian Conservation Corps Presentation

At 6:30pm, Wisconsin Author Jerry Apps will be speaking at our CCC Barracks about his new book about the Civilian Conservation Corps, "The Civilian Conservation Corps in Wisconsin: Nature's Army at Work". This is a free event, but admission will be charged to tour the Galloway House and Village prior to the event. 

"By the early 1930s, forest depletion, soil erosion, and floods had taken their toll on the American landscape--so the CCC did something about it. They went to work."
In his latest book, acclaimed environmental writer Jerry Apps presents the first comprehensive history of the Civilian Conservation Corps and its work in Wisconsin. Between 1933 and 1942, the CCC, a popular New Deal relief program, was at work across America. During the Great Depression, young men lived in rustic CCC camps planting trees, cutting trails, and reversing the effects of soil erosion.

Apps guides readers around the CCC's work in the Badger State, from the Northwoods to the Driftless Area, creating a map of where and how more than 125 CCC camps left indelible marks on the landscape.

Captured in rich are the voices of the CCC boys who, by preserving Wisconsin's natural beauty, not only discovered purpose in their labor but founded an enduring legacy of environmental stewardship.

Author Bio: Award-winning Wisconsin author Jerry Apps has written more than 40 nonfiction and fiction books, including 20 (and counting) published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Born and raised on a central Wisconsin farm, Jerry is a former county extension agent and professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Madison, where he taught for thirty years. Today he works as a rural historian, creative writing instructor, and full-time writer. He has created five documentaries with Wisconsin Public Television, has won several awards for his writing, and won a regional Emmy Award for the TV documentary A Farm Winter. He and his wife, Ruth, divide their time between their home in Madison and their farm, Roshara, in Waushara County.

Share!
Enjoy the article so far? Recommend it to your friends and peers.

Fond du Lac History   920-922-1166
Copyright © 2019 http://www.fdlhistory.com