- Associated Press - Sunday, November 8, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota State Historical Society is hosting a webcast that focuses on the Federal Writer’s Project of the 1930s.

The program sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution will be broadcast Nov. 17 at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

The 90-minute “Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story” highlights one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs during the Great Depression. The Federal Writer’s Project was created to provide employment for historians, teachers, writers, librarians and other white-collar workers.

Jay Smith is museum director for the South Dakota State Historical Society. He says this is a “must-see program” for anyone interested in studying American history.

There is no fee to view the program, but visitors wanting to go into the museum’s galleries must pay standard admission.

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