FDR Library Renovation

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

Renovation Update

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

From the Acting Director

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

Last Chance to See the Current Permanent Exhibits! Closing April 30, 2012

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

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 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