The Roosevelts and the House of Orange

By Paul Sparrow, Director, FDR Library. The relationship between the Roosevelt family and the Dutch royal family, known as the House of Orange, is both charming and historically significant. New York and the Hudson River Valley were both originally settled by Dutch pioneers. And the Netherlands was the first country to recognize the United States. … Continue reading The Roosevelts and the House of Orange

Found in the Archives

The RMS Titanic at 100 One hundred years ago, the British passenger liner RMS Titanic sank on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic.Considered a marvel of sumptuous luxury and Progressive Era industrial engineering, the ship charged confidently through icy waters at high speeds, struck an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland,┬áthen went down in under … Continue reading Found in the Archives

From the Museum

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's Wedding Anniversary MO 1968.25.33 - Usher's Stickpin MO 1949.4.1.1-3 - Wedding Veil Lace MO 1948.80.3 - Artificial Orange Blossoms MO 1968.25.53 - Lace Handkerchief On March 17, 1905, after a year and a half long engagement, Franklin Delano Roosevelt married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. The 20-year-old bride was escorted down the aisle … Continue reading From the Museum