2013 was an amazing year for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library. The three year renovation of the Library building was finished in March. We moved the archival collections, research operations, and archival staff offices back into the renovated Library from the Wallace Visitor Center where they have been located since summer 2010. In April, … Continue reading A Year in Review
by Lynn Bassanese, Director of the FDR Library I think FDR would have been pleased with the way we rededicated his Library this past week. It was a gathering of friends and neighbors; short speeches spoken from the heart; and a masterful storyteller, Geoffrey Ward, delighting the crowd with the story of how President Roosevelt … Continue reading Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum Rededication – June 30, 2013
"It seems to me that the dedication of a library is in itself an act of faith." Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park, June 30, 1941 On Sunday June 30th, the FDR Library was rededicated after the completion of a three year renovation of the library building. The rededication weekend included the unveiling of new museum … Continue reading FDR Library Rededication
The new museum galleries will feature two immersive Fireside Chat Environments. Each of these environments will have a radio and period furnishings, inviting visitors to sit and listen. After the Chat audio concludes, visitors can hear readings of actual letters -- representing a variety of opinions -- giving the visitor a chance to hear how … Continue reading Audio Highlight: Fireside Chat Immersive Environments
The installation of the new exhibits is continuing at a very quick pace! Here are some of the latest things things to be installed.
The installation of the new museum exhibits has started! Here are some photos of what has been done so far.