Wake County's Historic Oak View County Park will host its exhibit "In Search of a New Deal: Images of N.C., 1935–1941," beginning Saturday, February 1, 2014, through Sunday, June 8, 2014. This opening marks the 10-year anniversary of the original creation of the exhibit by the staff at Historic Oak View in 2004.
"In Search of a New Deal" explores the people of North Carolina during the Great Depression as the state struggled to sustain its economy and farmers fought to hold on to their land. The exhibit traveled to various venues across the state, including large museums such as the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte and the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh.
To celebrate the exhibit's return to Wake County, the public is invited to the free opening event on Friday, January 31, at 6 p.m. in the Farm History Center at Historic Oak View. Dr. David Zonderman, professor and associate department head in history at N.C. State University, will discuss the role and impact of the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression.
The original exhibit was created by grants from the North Carolina Humanities Council and the United Arts Council of Wake County. For more information, call 919-212-7695 or visit Oak View's exhibits page. Historic Oak View County Park is located at 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh.