SEPTEMBER 9, 10 & 11, 2021
Thursday, September 9
Showing of the Documentary The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camps
at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse
725 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA 15701
In March 1933, within weeks of his inauguration, President Franklin Roosevelt sent legislation to Congress aimed at providing relief for unemployed American workers. He proposed the Civilian Conservation Corps to provide jobs in natural resource conservation. Over the next decade, the CCC put more than three million young men to work in the nation's forests and parks, planting trees, building flood barriers, fighting fires, and maintaining roads and trails, conserving both private and federal land.
The CCC was President Roosevelt’s answer to the environmental and economic challenges facing the country during the height of the Great Depression. Enlisting 250,000 workers in just two months, the CCC was an ambitious undertaking that brought several government agencies together. The Department of Labor recruited men from the ages of 18 to 25; the War Department clothed and trained them for two weeks, and the Department of Agriculture designed and managed the specific work assignments.
After planting three billion trees in nine years of service, the CCC dissolved in July of 1942. President Roosevelt’s attempt at turning it into a permanent agency failed, yet the legacy of the CCC continues to live on in the hundreds of campgrounds, hiking trails and swimming holes still enjoyed by Americans today. In The Civilian Conservation Corps, four alumni Corpsmen share their experiences of poverty, racism, hard work and brotherhood from their time in the CCC, the tale of one of the boldest and most popular New Deal experiments.
The CCC documentary is a 52-minute film that chronicles the import legacy of this progressive governmental program. After the film a question-and-answer period will be held. For more information contact Jim Dougherty (814) 232-2982.
- Introduction by Jim Resh
- Showing of the historical Documentary: The CCC Camps
- Comments by Annie Regan of Reimaging Appalachia https://reimagineappalachia.org/
- Question and Answer Session.
If you were not able to attend the video Thursday night, would like to see it again, or would like to recommend it to others - click HERE to be taken to the video. It is a powerful film!
Friday, September 10:
4:00-5:30 - Somebody to Love
6:00 pm- 7:30 pm -The Moore Brothers - sorry to announce that the Moore Brothers had to Cancel New Band will be BLACK RIDGE.
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - 13 Stories
Saturday, September 11:
Walk of Fame Ceremony 10:00 am – 11:00 am
In front of Spaghetti Benders on Philadelphia Street
September 11th Ceremony 11:00 am – Noon - Main Stage
Fiddler - Jimmy Herman and Gabe Allen on Stage 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Wild Laura Cloggers will preform at 12:30 on the main stage and will also be at Children's Alley after that.
Fiddle Contest on the Main Stage 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
This is a fiddler, banjo, guitar, mandolin contest - not. just fiddler contest. See poster
Here is the facebook page - and how to register.
Children's Alley will be in the American Legion Parking Lot
1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday
Workshops 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This year’s workshop line-up includes a wide variety of topics.
Story Telling / Liars Contest 1:30 pm @ the auxiliary stage
This will be the fourth year of NAFF Inc.’s Storytelling/Liars contest. These types of contests are very popular throughout the United States. Some attract large crowds and some winners have risen to achieve national rock star status within the genre.
The Indiana Players Presents 4:15 pm on the auxiliary stage:
Jack Tales from Appalachia... there is more than just the beanstalk.
Craft vendors Saturday Philadelphia Street
Open Container is permitted within the festival limits and these will be clearly marked.
Wrist bands must be purchased and worn.
Proof of age to obtain a wrist band will be required.
Please drink responsibly.
4:30-6:00 pm - Pure Gold - Final Tour
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - The Peace Sign Band
8:30 pm -10:00 pm - Juke House Bombers