WPA Open House Week, Amesbury 1940

An article and editorial about the Amesbury WPA nursery school.

During the New Deal, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) employed people in programs such as this one. As part of a public relations campaign, the WPA organized Open Houses during a program called “This Work Pays Your Community.” During this week, the program’s professional and service work could be viewed by the public.

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Ned Brown, “VISITORS INSPECT FEDERAL NURSERY SCHOOL PROJECT,” Newburyport News (Newburyport, MA), May 20-24, 1940. National Archives and Records Administration, Waltham, MA.