Remembering the Dust

One of the saddest episodes in our country’s history is the Dust Bowl. And like so many sad episodes, it was man-made.  There is much more I have to learn about it, but I have learned a lot in recent years, by reading The Worst Hard Time, and watching The Dust Bowl on PBS.  (By the way, I recommend them both.)

Now, libraries can help share the story of the Dust Bowl through the traveling exhibition Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry.  The ALA Public Programs Office, the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Library, and the Mount Holyoke College (MHC) Library developed the project.  Applications must be received by September 30.

I hope a library near me sponsors the exhibit—I’m anxious to see it.

Dust Bowl

Dust Bowl (Photo credit: USDAgov)

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