Category Archives: Library Rededication

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum Rededication – June 30, 2013

by Lynn Bassanese, Director of the FDR Library I think FDR would have been pleased with the way we rededicated his Library this past week.  It was a gathering of friends and neighbors; short speeches spoken from the heart; and … Continue reading

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FDR Library Rededication

“It seems to me that the dedication of a library is in itself an act of faith.” Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park, June 30, 1941 On Sunday June 30th, the FDR Library was rededicated after the completion of a three … Continue reading

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FDR Presidential Library Rededication – The Role of the Historians Committee

by David B. Woolner, Senior Fellow and Hyde Park Resident Historian, The Roosevelt Institute In the summer of 2000, a group of historians gathered at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum to examine the question of how the … Continue reading

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Audio Highlight: Fireside Chat Immersive Environments

The new museum galleries will feature two immersive Fireside Chat Environments. Each of these environments will have a radio and period furnishings, inviting visitors to sit and listen. After the Chat audio concludes, visitors can hear readings of actual letters … Continue reading

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Confront the Issue Interactives

Controversial issues are part of every presidency.  As a four term president Franklin D. Roosevelt had his share and as our exhibit design team and historians committee planned our new permanent museum exhibits we talked at great length about how … Continue reading

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