Faces and Voices of the American Experience in the 1930s

This exhibit contains three sections summarizing the American experience during the 1930s. These sections are sports, music, and folktales. Sports, music, and folktales were incredibly important aspects of American culture during the Great Depression. In many ways, these were the means that people used to cope with their rough and often dire circumstances. Jazz, swing, folk, baseball, boxing, and tall tales were the escapes that ordinary Americans used to forget the trials and tribulations of their everdyday lives. 


Hank Strickler and Gus Yafcak