The Museum of Family History Theatre


Family Life During
the Great Depression

It was a time of great anxiety and insecurity, and many families had to struggle to survive. Of course, whatever expectations family members might have had for financial success before the Great Depression, were dashed during this period...


... The father, the person who was supposed to insure the financial stability of the family, often had to face the greatest obstacles. Because women were the ones who ran the household, the Depression did not diminish their role. They knew that they were in charge of the household, the finances and the children...



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