“The Roosevelts: Public Figures, Private Lives”

New Photo Exhibit is Open!

From May 1, 2012 to late summer 2013 — while the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum’s permanent exhibit galleries are closed for the final stage of a $35 million renovation — the Roosevelt Library is presenting the largest photography exhibition ever assembled on the lives and public careers of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. “THE ROOSEVELTS: PUBLIC FIGURES, PRIVATE LIVES,” is a new and very different kind of exhibit that takes visitors on an immersive photographic and film journey through the lives and times of the Roosevelts. The exhibition features nearly one thousand images that vividly depict both their public and private lives.

Be sure to also check out the fantastic piece by Ed Rothstein in the New York Times about the Library’s new photo exhibit!

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2 Responses to “The Roosevelts: Public Figures, Private Lives”

  1. Chris says:

    It is what FDR did PUBLICLY as president that matters, NOT what he did in his private life.

    The private lives of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt are no more important to us than the private lives of Rupert Murdoch and his family are (which is not at all).

    President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is considered one of our greatest presidents because of what his policies were and and how he got Congress to pass the legislation he proposed.

    For some reason that I find hard to comprehend, the FDR Library staff seems RELUCTANT to use the Library’s facilities to inform the American public about WHY President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is important to us and WHY he is considered one of our greatest presidents.

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  2. Chris says:

    Do I need to point out to the FDR Library staff that the last time anyone at the FDR Library updated the “This Week in Roosevelt History” webpage was for the week of October 1-7 of last year?

    It is now May 2012.

    Does anyone at the FDR Library consider it his or her responsibility to inform the American public about the policies and programs FDR implemented that made and make him such an important president?

    I’m beginning to think very few staffers at the FDR Library actually know why FDR was such an important and beneficial president.

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