Client: National Park Service
Location: Potomac, MD
Provided Services: Research, Interpretive Plan, Museum Design, Copywriting
Our team was commissioned to develop wayside exhibits that would commemorate two African American Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) camps, established in 1938 during The Great Depression. Under the CCC program, unemployed young men were hired to restore the abandoned C&O Canal, which was being repurposed for recreational uses. The work executed by the “CCC boys” was physically rigorous but it ensured a monthly salary and opportunities for them to improve themselves academically, vocationally, and culturally. The exhibits also acknowledged the racial discrimination of the era.