KSU Professor to Discuss CCC Construction of Reserve in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The Kent State University Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, November 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Secret Cellar in downtown Kent.

In this upcoming talk, Dr. Kenneth Bindas, editor of the recently published book The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Construction of the Virginia Kendall Reserve, 1933-1939, will tell the story of the CCC's construction of the Virginia Kendall Reserve, which today is part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, in Northeast Ohio. Drawing upon a wide variety of government documents, oral histories and other primary sources, Dr. Bindas will discuss the construction of the Reserve within the larger context of modernism and the emerging 1930s movements whose goals were to protect and open up natural areas.

Dr. Kenneth Bindas is a professor and chair of the Department of History in the College of Arts & Sciences at Kent State University. 

Dr. Bindas holds a Ph.D. in American intellectual history from the University of Toledo as well as B.S. in Ed. in Social Studies from Youngstown State University and an M.A. in Modern United States History from the University of Toledo. Using the replication of text, images, and structures, his current research examines the acceptance and legitimation of modernism during the 1930s to suggest a secular reformation lay at the heart of the Depression era and had profound influence on the decades that followed.

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This event will be held at The Secret Cellar, located at 176 E. Main St. in downtown Kent. Research Uncorked is open to the public. Appetizers and beverages are available but not provided. Tickets are not required.

About Research Uncorked

Research Uncorked, an ongoing event sponsored by the Honors College, is designed to bring together a broad range of Kent State researchers and the Kent and surrounding communities for focused public conversations.

For further information about Research Uncorked, contact Victoria Bocchicchio, Director, Academic Programs, at (330) 672-2312 or vbocchic@kent.edu.