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
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 year renovation of the library building. The rededication weekend included the unveiling of new museum … Continue reading FDR Library Rededication
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 public on June 30, 1941. It is also the first complete renovation of any presidential … Continue reading FDR Library Renovation
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 that the Roosevelt Library would house the papers, records, and memorabilia of his life and … Continue reading Staff Perspectives
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 without the use of his legs, has been on display on the Library’s lower level … Continue reading Renovation Update
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. As luck would have it, the Library was in the process of expanding its public … Continue reading Staff Perspectives
Check out the latest progress of our library renovation!
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 exhibit fabricator will start to install a brand new permanent exhibit. Some of our current … Continue reading From the Acting Director
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 part of the last phase of renovation, the existing permanent exhibits will close on April, … Continue reading Last Chance to See the Current Permanent Exhibits! Closing April 30, 2012
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 a beautiful new slate roof on the original 1939 building, and the new stair installation … Continue reading Renovation Update
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