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Happy Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day we celebrate two of the mothers in FDR’s life – Sara and Eleanor. Happy Mother’s Day – To FDR? In 1940, FDR and his mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, celebrated Mother’s Day in an unconventional manner—she gave her … Continue reading

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Found in the Archives

Mother’s Day The first presidential proclamation honoring Mother’s Day was issued by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914.  Each successive year, presidents followed Wilson’s example and issued a Mother’s Day proclamation. But in 1935, Franklin Roosevelt broke with tradition. He believed that Mother’s Day … Continue reading

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From the Museum

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Gold Locket and Chain (MO 2005.1.2) “I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.” -Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt had … Continue reading

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