Category Archives: From the Museum

The Casablanca Conference – Unconditional Surrender

By Paul M. Sparrow, Director In January, 1943, President Roosevelt embarked on a secret mission that would determine the course of World War Two, and ultimately the world we live in today. His destination – Casablanca, Morocco. His goal – … Continue reading

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The Roosevelts’ Art: Personal Stories

By Paul Sparrow, Director Art is the window to man’s soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within. – Lady Bird Johnson “The Roosevelts’ Art: Personal … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day we celebrate two of the mothers in FDR’s life – Sara and Eleanor. Happy Mother’s Day – To FDR? In 1940, FDR and his mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, celebrated Mother’s Day in an unconventional manner—she gave her … Continue reading

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New Museum Virtual Tour!

On January 30, the Roosevelt Library unveiled its latest initiative to harness new media technologies to reach new audiences– an online, interactive Virtual Tour of the Museum’s 12,000 square foot permanent exhibition. The Virtual Tour lets visitors from all over … Continue reading

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Around the World in 80 Days with the Roosevelts

The Roosevelt Library plans quite a trip for Summer 2014! Join us as we journey to seven continents and 95 countries for Around the World in 80 Days with the Roosevelts. Look for hundreds of internationally themed photographs, museum objects, and historic documents on the … Continue reading

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Using New Media To Expand Access to the Museum

By Herman Eberhardt, Supervisory Museum Curator The Roosevelt Library’s new 12,000 square foot $6 million permanent exhibition, which opened to the public in June 2013, features a variety of audiovisual experiences, including an array of interactive touchscreen programs. They help … Continue reading

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From the Museum

80th Anniversary – Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1933 Presidential Inauguration Eighty years ago, on March 4, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States for the first time. As he approached the rostrum to take the oath … Continue reading

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Roosevelt and Lincoln “I live, temporarily, in the same house and the same rooms once occupied by him. The very window from which he gazed in the dark days is the same.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt, Remarks on Visiting the Birthplace … Continue reading

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Casablanca Conference

70th Anniversary of the Casablanca Conference – January 14-24, 1943 From 1942 to 1944 one subject dominated Allied strategic debate—the creation of a Second Front in Europe. This thorny issue caused friction between America, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union. … Continue reading

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Aquamarine Stone (MO 1947.115.1) Several weeks after winning his second presidential election, FDR boarded the cruiser USS Indianapolis for a month long “Good Neighbor” cruise to South America. On November 27, 1936, the President stopped at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, … Continue reading

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