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New Special Exhibit Opening at the Roosevelt Library

On Saturday, April 25, museum visitors will be able to experience a brand new special exhibit at the Roosevelt Library. The exhibit, titled The Spirit of the Gift: Gifts of State and Affection, features nearly 100 impressive and unusual presidential gifts … Continue reading

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Remembering FDR

One of the best things that can happen at the Roosevelt Library is when a member of the public makes a personal connection with one of the artifacts or documents on display in our Museum. Such an encounter occurred just … Continue reading

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Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection

Starting on August 9th, Museum visitors will be able to experience a new traveling exhibition Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection in the William J. vanden Heuvel Special Exhibitions Gallery. This unique exhibit features a collection of more than … Continue reading

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An Exceptional Day

by Lynn Bassanese Most days at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum are really good; some could even be classified as great. But every once in a while a day becomes exceptional. Last Thursday, July 11th was one … 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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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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Clinton on Roosevelt

by Lynn Bassanese, FDR Library Director   Putting together a brand new 12,000 square foot museum exhibit has been quite an adventure.  There are countless components that go into the design and fabrication of an exhibit.  Currently, we are working … Continue reading

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Staff Perspectives

Katherine Sardino There is something about working at the FDR Library that is addictive. There is a reason why so many of its staff members are former interns who just could not leave. I am no exception. The objects, the … Continue reading

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“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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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