Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Surviving the Dust Bowl

What: Surviving the Dust Bowl, Pauline Arnett Hodges

Who: Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District
        Funded by:  The Longaberger Foundation in Honor of William Herman Eschman

When: Saturday, May 4, 2013

Time: Doors open at 9:30 a.m.  Speaker starts at 10:00 a.m.

Where: The Muskingum County Conference & Welcome Center
        Heritage Room, Main Level
                        205 North Fifth Street
        Zanesville, OH 43701

Why: Pauline Arnett Hodges was born in Oklahoma, two years before the Dust Bowl.  This time in history, known as “The Dirty Thirties,” brought dust storms that darkened the day sky to night, sand drifts as high as rooftops, and static charges in the air that would short-out automobiles.  Pauline Arnett Hodges was instrumental in publishing the PBS documentary The Dust Bowl, By Ken Burns broadcast in November 2012.

Pauline Arnett Hodges survived the decade with luck and determination.  Pauline will tell her story of the experiences of living during the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, and the challenges it created.  Determined to survive and make a difference, Pauline went on to college on a full scholarship, graduated with an education degree, married, and had two sons.

Location: The Muskingum County Conference & Welcome Center is located on the corner of Fifth and Shinnick Street, Zanesville, Ohio.

Cost: Free

Register: No Registration Needed

Contact: Jeanette Weinberg, Information Administrative Assistant at (740) 454-2027.

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