The work of Michael Maglaras & Terri Templeton

Inspiring WPA Story from Tyler, Texas

We couldn’t help but be inspired by this article in the Tyler Morning Telegraph.  We are so proud to be screening our film “Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA” again Tyler, Texas on Sunday, March 6 in conjunction with the Tyler Public Library and Smith County Historical Society.  Read a short excerpt from the article […]

WPA Film Returns to Tyler, Texas

Smith County Historical Society, in collaboration with The Live and Kicking Winners Circle of Tyler, Texas will screen “Enough to Live On:  The Arts of the WPA” on Sunday, March 6 at 2:00pm in the Taylor Auditorium of the Tyler Public Library. This is the second time this film has been shown in Tyler.   […]

They Get It in Tyler, Texas

By Michael Maglaras In my film “Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA” I make mention of the idea that, 80 years after the launch of the WPA, many communities across America still take particular pride in their surviving works from the WPA era. These works may be in a post office, school, […]

Tyler Texas WPA Murals

These photos are of three murals from the Depression era being cared for and restored by the Smith County Historical Society in Tyler, Texas. Tyler benefited in many ways from the WPA, including a state park, numerous buildings and art.  These murals are true treasures — capturing scenes from American life. Read more about the history of […]

Historic Mural Captures Life During the Great Depression

Sunday, 8 November 2015 – Written by Cory McCoy When the nation was at its lowest point and people were most desperate, the federal government came up with innovative ways to transform cities like Tyler and the lives of those involved. To celebrate their 2015 fundraiser, the Smith County Historical Society will host a special screening […]