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 to deal with them.  Our decision was to address these issues head on.  “Confront the … Continue reading Confront the Issue Interactives

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 with a design company, an interactive contractor, a fabrication company and an audiovisual production company. One … Continue reading Clinton on Roosevelt

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 projects, the history, and the camaraderie of the staff keep you coming back for more. … Continue reading Staff Perspectives

“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 Library is presenting the largest photography exhibition ever assembled on the lives and public careers … Continue reading “The Roosevelts: Public Figures, Private Lives”

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