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Virtual Presentation Jan. 14 on New Deal Era Indian Murals at Post Offices

The Lake Wales History Museum is inviting people to enjoy a virtual event as part of the Florida Humanities Spring Speaker Series. Indians at the Post Office: New Deal-Era Post Office Murals will be presented by Sandra Starr at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.

In 1933, Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal had sponsored several art programs to help get people back to work and to restore confidence in a nation facing 25 percent unemployment. Fine art murals are on the walls of more than 700 post offices nationwide, usually above the postmaster's office door. Standing frozen in time, post office murals capture the historic, visual reflection of how America saw itself, considered its minorities, and presented its heroes as the Nation moved from a rural to an industrialized society.

The online event is free to the public, but people are asked to register at


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