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A Year in Review

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 … Continue reading

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FDR Library Rededication

“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 … Continue reading

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FDR Library Renovation

A Bold and Persistent Staff by Lynn Bassanese, Director, FDR Library The renovation project that began at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in 2010 is the first renovation of the Library building since it opened to the … Continue reading

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Staff Perspectives

Bob Clark Why should anyone care who works at the Roosevelt Library, you might ask? Well, it’s because we all view ourselves as just the most recent caretakers of the institution that FDR created and established.  It was FDR’s dream … Continue reading

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Renovation Update

During Phase 2 of the FDR Library’s building renovation special measures have been taken to protect the largest object in the Museum collection—FDR’s 1936 Ford Phaeton automobile. This vehicle, which features hand controls that allowed the President to drive it … Continue reading

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Staff Perspectives

Michelle M. Frauenberger Twenty years ago I began an extraordinary journey with Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.  Fresh out of college and looking to gain experience working in a museum, I applied to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.  … Continue reading

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Renovation Update

Check out the latest progress of our library renovation!

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Renovation Update

You have to break a few bricks to renovate a Presidential Library   With FDR looking on we continue to make progress in Phase 2 of our Library renovation. Demolition work is all around us, the roofers are putting on … Continue reading

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