JAMES F. JUSTIN CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS MUSEUM
CCC ALUMNI GROUPS AND MUSEUM CONTACT LIBRARY
The following are Alumni Groups, Museums or existing CCC structures or monuments which have come to my attention. If you know of others (or email addresses for ones I only have snail mail for) please share!
REUNION TENNESSEE--- Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1 and 2 2004. The Nineteenth Annual CCC Tennessee Reunion will be held at the Montgomery Bell State Park at Burns, TN (Near Dickson, TN) Visitors can also attend the Dickson Old Timers Days, and Ride or March in the parade. Montgomery Bell State Park Inn may be reached for Registration by calling 800-250-8613 or 615-797-3101. Be sure to state you are attending the CCC Boys Reunion. Registering of Attendee's wil begin at Noon Friday. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Abilene State Park, Texas Several CCC-built structures This park because the park wouldn't have existed without the CCC. The land that the park is on was donated by the city of Abilene, and one of the stipulations for the use of the land was that a CCC camp be established to build the park. The deed to the Abilene park was signed in August 1933, a few months after the CCC plan was implemented. Not only did they build structures, they also built roads and culverts. There's still some evidence of the culverts that they built here in the park. Many of the state parks in Texas have CCC influence. Recently several CCC built structures were renovated that include a pavilion with two bath houses and a concession, a covered walkway, water tower and picnic areas at the park. This information is from an Online news article about the renovation, it is not clear if there is a CCC Museum or other CCC recognition on the site.
Boiling Springs State Park, Woodward Oklahoma A State park built by the CCCs. The website mentions at least one structure remaining that was CCC built
CCC Chapter 125 New Castle Pennsylvania, a CCC alumni group webpage
CCC Interpretive Center, Deception Pass State Park, Washington. Dedicated to preserving the words, photographs and memorabilia of the CCC enrollees and staff, the Center is open during the summer and at other times by appointment. It may be reached by telephone at 360-675-2417 or by the Telephone Device for the Deaf at 360-428-1028.
CCC Museum at Roscommon Michigan, The museum, located at North Higgins Lake State Park in Crawford County Michigan is on the site of the former Higgins Lake Nursery, a state forest nursery that was operated from 1903-1965. CCC Company 672 of the nearby Camp Higgins Lake supplied the manpower for the nursery during the entire duration of the CCC. The museum opened in June 1986 during the fourth annual CCC Reunion at North Higgins Lake State Park. Until 2005, the reunion was held on-site at the museum and park. Since 2005, the MACCCA (Michigan Association of CCC Alumni) have held their reunion at the nearby Ralph A. McMullan Conference Center, which was built by the CCC in the late 1930s as the Michigan Dept. of Conservation's Conservation Training School. The reunion is traditionally held on the first Saturday in June. The museum is part of the Michigan Historical Museum and is jointly operated by the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources and the Michigan Dept. of History, Arts, and Libraries. Contact Information: website: http://www.michigan.gov/hal/0,1607,7-160-17447_18595_18602---,00.html - email: email@example.com Mailing address: CCC Museum c/o Rob Burg Hartwick. Pines Logging Museum, 4216 Ranger Rd., Grayling, MI 49738, Phone contact: (989) 348-2537, Reunion Contact Information: John Selesky, P.O. Box 507, Rose City, MI 48654.
Hard Labor Creek CCC Camp and State Park, Rutledge Ga - firstname.lastname@example.org --- OUR PARK IS AN OLD CCC CAMP CALLED HARRD LABOR CREEK RECREATIONAL AREA IN RUTLEDGE , GEORGIA IN MORGAN COUNTY. THE COMPANY # WAS 459 GA. SP - 8. I' M LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION AND PICTURES FOR THIS CAMP. TO OUR KNOWLEDGE, HARD LABOR CREEK CCC CAMP IS THE ONLY ONE IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA THAT STILL HAS ORIGINAL BUILDING STANDING. RENOVATION IS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY AND RESPONSES TO THIS E-MAIL WILL HELP TO BRING PART OF THIS CAMP BACK.
Highland Hammock State Park Near Sebring, Florida, the park houses a CCC museum. Hours are 10-4 Summer, 9:00-4:30 otherwise. The park was a base for the CCC as they worked on building 4 other camps. The Museum is staffed by volunteers and is not always open as a result. For directions please contact the Park at 941-386-6094 5931 or by mail at Hammock Road, Sebring FL 33872.
Hillsborough River State Park, Thonotosassa, Florida near Tampa Bay. A State Park built by the CCC in 1936. I do not know if they have a CCC Museum or not, but here is their web page.
Koke'e Natural History Museum, email@example.com Located in the mountains of Kauai, contains a renovated CCC Camp in Koke'e State Park. The Koke'e CCC Camp was constructed in 1935 and accommodated many programs over the years. It was abandoned by the 1980s until Hui o Laka-Koke'e Natural History Museum began to rehabilitate the structures. The camp is on the State and National historic registers. It is not a museum per se because it functions as a field station for researchers and a facility for volunteer conservation workers (the modern day extension of CCC). They are still restoring much of the camp to historic standards. Some of the original rock walls built by CCC are also being restored, and an oral history of the camp is being compiled. Plans are to continue its use as a functional research center and field station rather than a museum. It could be described as an active historic project, or a living-history conservation camp.
Michigan CCC Alumni Chapters Website, CCC Alumni Groups in Michigan
National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni, NACCCA, #16 Hamock Ave., Jefferson Barracks, P.O. Box 16429, St. Louis, MO 63105-0429 phone number (314) 487-8666 They have a St Louis Museum and much information
N.E. States Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, NACCCA Chapter 170 a page on a real world CCC Museum in Stafford Springs, housed in former Camp Conners, Windsor Locks, Conn, home to Company 1192, and run by NACCCA Chapter 170. (click here for more details)
New York State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, Located in Gilbert Lake State Park, the site of CCC Camp SP-11, Company 212.
Prince William Forest Park (formerly Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area): Located near Dumfries, VA, the park visitor center has a CCC display that is available for viewing. We would like to hear from veterans (or their descendents) of CCC Companies 2349, 2383, and 1374 who built the park. We are also like to hear from any other park that was constructed as a "Recreational Demonstration Area" between 1935 and 1942. We have an extensively curatorial collection of CCC photos and documents available for researchers to review. Our park historian is actively searching for addition information about our park's CCC history. Our website is www.nps.gov/prwi and telephone number is 703-221-7181.
Shenandoah Chapter of the Civilian Conservation Corps - A page of a large CCC Alumni Chapter which has been holding reunions since 1934 in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (Skyline Drive)
Shenandoah National Park - firstname.lastname@example.org - had the first CCC camps in the NPS and continues to have the longest running CCC alumni reunion in the country, we have a huge CCC collection in our archives and are putting together a new book on the CCC which should be published in June.
South Carolina History Center - which includes a CCC exhibit
Virginia State Parks, Pocahantas State Park, CCC Museum, Chesterfield, VA
Vogel State Park - email@example.com - located in Blairsville, GA in the North Georgia Mountains. Vogel was built by the CCC as well. We have an annual reunion of the "Boys". The next one will be held on May 8, 1999. Anyone is welcome. We have representation from GA, NC, TN, FL. It is a small gathering of about 50 men and their wives or girl friends and families. We lose a few each year and then a few find us for the first time. It is great fun to hear their stories. We have a small museum located on the park. There are tools, uniforms, photographs and stories. It is very well received by all ages. For more information on Vogel you can see us at www.gastateparks.org - a.. Hit Parks and Historic Sites, b.. Hit Highlands Region (Northeast Georgia), c.. Hit Vogel State Park, d.. Go to very bottom of page and click "for more information on Vogel" and you will find details on out park. Park Manager (706) 745-2628
West Virginia State CCC Museum Association. Brick and Mortar Museum in Harrison County West Virginia run by a CCC Association.
Westboro Wisconsin. Plaque on a dam on the Mondeau River(pronounced Mon-doe.) It's located about eight miles west of the town of Westboro, WI. There is a plaque on a building nearby that commemorates the work of the CCC in building the dam.
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Papers A Search Engine for a microfilm database of Newspapers and newsletters published by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps, c. 1934 - 1942. The database contains over 5,000 titles, the entire collection has been filmed. The search engine alone will tell you much about CCC companies, searching by name of city will tell you what companies were there, company number will tell you where the company was and to some extent when. You can also apparrently order (buy) microfilm of the newsletters so you can take them to library and read or copy. I haven't bought yet but I have found newsletters from both of my Dad's camps. Check it out. A Page from the CRL Database, Use Back Key to Return.
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