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FDR’s Commitment to the Hudson Valley

by Paul M. Sparrow, director FDR Presidential Library and Museum On July 1st, the Trustees of the FDR Library and Museum will present the first Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Hudson Valley Vision Award to Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro for … Continue reading

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An Act of Faith -The 75th Anniversary of the FDR Library and Museum

By Paul M. Sparrow, Director June 30th, 1941 dawned a magnificent summer day in Hyde Park. A ferocious thunderstorm the day before had broken a torrid heat wave and left the air clear and fresh. The roses were in full … Continue reading

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A Cornerstone of our Democracy

By Paul M. Sparrow, Director On November 19, 1939, the cornerstone for the Franklin Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum was laid in a very public ceremony. In front of an audience of nearly 1,000 people Roosevelt spoke about his personal … Continue reading

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A Labor Day Remembrance

It is one of his finest broadcasts, a passionate sermon on the importance of democracy and the threat that dictatorships pose to all free people. Continue reading

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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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New Museum Virtual Tour!

On January 30, the Roosevelt Library unveiled its latest initiative to harness new media technologies to reach new audiences– an online, interactive Virtual Tour of the Museum’s 12,000 square foot permanent exhibition. The Virtual Tour lets visitors from all over … Continue reading

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Using New Media To Expand Access to the Museum

By Herman Eberhardt, Supervisory Museum Curator The Roosevelt Library’s new 12,000 square foot $6 million permanent exhibition, which opened to the public in June 2013, features a variety of audiovisual experiences, including an array of interactive touchscreen programs. They help … Continue reading

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Farming at the FDR Library

Did you know that the land in front of the FDR Library is active farm land? President Roosevelt used the large hayfield between the Library and Route 9 (the road at the edge of the property) for farming, and he … Continue reading

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A Special Kind of Program: The Roosevelt Reading Festival

This year is a year of anniversaries for the Roosevelt Library. The recent rededication of the Library building itself on June 30, 2013 marked the 72nd anniversary of the dedication of America’s first presidential library — a milestone in an … Continue reading

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