The Roosevelt Library celebrated President’s Day Weekend with a host of afternoon events last Saturday, February 18. Washington College Professor of History Richard Striner, author of “Lincoln’s Way: How Six Great Presidents Created American Power,” delivered a fascinating talk on Presidential power to an audience of 85 attendees. Following the lecture visitors were invited to view a selection of presidential autographs from the Roosevelt Library archives in the research room — many of which are from FDR’s personal collection.
At 3:30 p.m., Roosevelt grandson Curtis Roosevelt laid flowers at the President’s grave and spoke to 75 attendees in the Rose Garden at the Home of FDR National Historic Site in honor of his grandfather on President’s Day.
Next month, on Thursday, March 22, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., the Library will present an author talk and signing with acclaimed author and New York Law School Martin Professor of Law Emeritus James F. Simon, author of “FDR and Chief Justice Hughes,” in the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center. Following the presentation, Prof. Simon will be available to sign copies of his book. This is a free public event.