The installation of the new exhibits is continuing at a very quick pace! Here are some of the latest things things to be installed.
A Bold and Persistent Staff by Lynn Bassanese, Director, FDR Library The renovation project that began at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in 2010 is the first renovation of the Library building since it opened to the public on June 30, 1941. It is also the first complete renovation of any presidential … Continue reading FDR Library Renovation
During Phase 2 of the FDR Library’s building renovation special measures have been taken to protect the largest object in the Museum collection—FDR’s 1936 Ford Phaeton automobile. This vehicle, which features hand controls that allowed the President to drive it without the use of his legs, has been on display on the Library’s lower level … Continue reading Renovation Update
Check out the latest progress of our library renovation!
April 30, 2012 Today is a day of mixed emotions. We are closing the permanent exhibits at the Roosevelt Library to turn the spaces over to our general contractor for a much needed renovation. And immediately following that work an exhibit fabricator will start to install a brand new permanent exhibit. Some of our current … Continue reading From the Acting Director
Existing Permanent Exhibits to Close April 30, 2012 NEW PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION OPENS MAY 1, 2012 This is an exciting time at the Roosevelt Presidential Library. We are undergoing a major renovation scheduled to be completed in late summer 2013. As part of the last phase of renovation, the existing permanent exhibits will close on April, … Continue reading Last Chance to See the Current Permanent Exhibits! Closing April 30, 2012
You have to break a few bricks to renovate a Presidential Library With FDR looking on we continue to make progress in Phase 2 of our Library renovation. Demolition work is all around us, the roofers are putting on a beautiful new slate roof on the original 1939 building, and the new stair installation … Continue reading Renovation Update
Hard hats are mandatory and it's starting to look like a construction site again as Phase 2 of the Library renovation gets into full swing. Workmen are in the temporary exhibit gallery getting it ready for new windows and minor changes. As soon as this work is completed we will start to fabricate our new … Continue reading Renovation Update
To prepare the lower levels of the historic Library building for the next phase of renovation the Museum staff is moving all 35,000 artifacts to the attic floor. ARTEX Fine Art Services is assisting the staff with the move. The massive museum collection—including campaign memorabilia, ship models and naval prints, clothing and presidential gifts—will be … Continue reading Renovation Update
Renovation of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum began on May 27, 2010 as Kirchhoff-Consigli Construction Management, LLC , Pleasant Valley, NY was given the notice to proceed on the first phase of a three year project with a budget of $35 million in federal funding. The project is designed by the … Continue reading Renovation Update