Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

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Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is America's first presidential library -- and the only one used by a sitting president. It was conceived and built under President Roosevelt's direction and opened to the public in 1941. The Library's mission is to foster research and education on the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and their continuing impact on contemporary life. Our work is carried out by four major areas: Archives, Museum, Education and Public Programs.

Operating as usual

12/23/2020

Video Rebroadcast: In 1941, FDR created the United Services Organization, more simply and popularly known as the USO, to 'bring a little bit of home' to the young Americans who were serving in the Armed Forces across the globe. Since 2004 the Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has honored that tradition by hosting its own USO style show for packed houses.

Happy #Festivus for the rest of us! Today we are featuring our versions of the Festivus customs: - Our #FestivusPole is ...
12/23/2020

Happy #Festivus for the rest of us! Today we are featuring our versions of the Festivus customs:
- Our #FestivusPole is a utility pole built by the Rural Electrification Administration (location unknown). The aluminum poles in our artifact collection were too distracting.đź“·:Px 53-227(1668)
- #FestivusDinner: it's breakfast for dinner with Soya pancakes! Be sure to be generous with your seasonings. Learn more about this #WWII poster: https://fdr.artifacts.archives.gov/objects/25856/cooking-with-soya-flour
- Everyone's favorite tradition: #AiringOfGrievances! With "genuine indignation," Ms. Todd makes it clear that no one wants to hear about Fala’s love life. "I beg that the White House gets out of the dog business and on with the war."
And Mr. Phipps doesn't hold anything back when he calls FDR a “smiling, wasteful and fickle Prima Donna politician.”
- Let's show off our #FeatsofStrength as demonstrated by the gentlemen competing in this game of "Are You There Moriarty?" at a picnic at Val-kill on September 3, 1934: https://youtu.be/K5t8tMLn_6Q
- Lastly, it's a #FestivusMiracle! The graphics for our upcoming exhibit "FDR's #FinalCampaign" are up. This exhibit explores FDR’s vision for the future and the campaign he undertook during his last months to secure it. Unfortunately we do not have an opening date but you can learn more here: https://www.fdrlibrary.org/exhibitions

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12/22/2020

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Wishing the USS Roosevelt Sailors a very happy holiday season from Dutchess County! We thank you for your service!
#Cards4Sailors #USSRoosevelt #FDRLibrary
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

A special thanks to everyone who helped us make holiday cards for the crew of the USS Franklin and Eleanor ROOSEVELT: US...
12/22/2020

A special thanks to everyone who helped us make holiday cards for the crew of the USS Franklin and Eleanor ROOSEVELT: USS Roosevelt (DDG80). They are all packed up and on their way! #Cards4Sailors #USSROOSEVELT #FDRLibrary

Did you miss Jeff Urbin's "The Roosevelts at Christmas" presentation last week? Watch it now: https://fb.watch/2szsdXzzo...
12/21/2020

Did you miss Jeff Urbin's "The Roosevelts at Christmas" presentation last week? Watch it now: https://fb.watch/2szsdXzzoZ/
How did the dark times brought about by the Great Depression and World War II impact the way the Roosevelts and Americans celebrated the Christmas holiday? This session presents the customs and traditions followed by the Roosevelt family as they celebrated Christmas, one of their favorite holidays of the year.
#AtHomeWithTheRoosevelts

Telework didn't stop these Ugly Sweater Day diehards from doing their thing. Happy Holidays from the FDR Presidential Li...
12/18/2020

Telework didn't stop these Ugly Sweater Day diehards from doing their thing. Happy Holidays from the FDR Presidential Library! #NationalUglySweaterDay #UglySweaterDay #UglySweater #ChristmasSweater #HolidaySweater

More cards are coming in for the USS Roosevelt - this latest batch from the kids at Stepping Stones at The Park in Highl...
12/18/2020

More cards are coming in for the USS Roosevelt - this latest batch from the kids at Stepping Stones at The Park in Highland, NY. Join us as we celebrate 20 years of making holiday cards for the crew of the USS Franklin and Eleanor ROOSEVELT: USS Roosevelt (DDG80).

INSTRUCTIONS: https://bit.ly/2JBX8Kr

Before you mail in (or drop off) your card, feel free to photograph and post your creation, then tag #Cards4Sailors #USSROOSEVELT #FDRLibrary so the sailors can find your card online.

In this issue of #AtHomeWithTheRoosevelts: Facebook Rebroadcast - The USO with Sheppy Green, the Groundbreaking Bessie M...
12/18/2020

In this issue of #AtHomeWithTheRoosevelts: Facebook Rebroadcast - The USO with Sheppy Green, the Groundbreaking Bessie Margolin, the Bittersweet Letter Z in our Museum Alphabet, FDR's Christmas Lists, and Practice your Curtsies for the King and Queen of England. #ArchivesAtHome #MuseumFromHome #FDR2020

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“Do you have a friend you’d like to change the world with?” #MaryMcLeodBethune #EleanorRoosevelt
12/17/2020

“Do you have a friend you’d like to change the world with?” #MaryMcLeodBethune #EleanorRoosevelt

Do you have a friend you’d like to change the world with? #MaryMcLeodBethune certainly did! Mrs. Bethune and First Lady #EleanorRoosevelt shared a strong friendship built on mutual respect and trust. Mrs. Roosevelt spoke at the dedication of this very Council House and aided Mrs. Bethune with many of her national initiatives. According to former White House employee #LillianRogersParks, Mrs. Roosevelt began to understand the brutalities of American racism through her conversations with Mrs. Bethune who “greatly influenced Eleanor Roosevelt and taught her to fight segregation.” #TBT #Friendship #ImbibeIt

More cards coming in! We can’t wait to see your artwork. Join us as we celebrate 20 years of making holiday cards for th...
12/17/2020

More cards coming in! We can’t wait to see your artwork. Join us as we celebrate 20 years of making holiday cards for the crew of the USS Franklin and Eleanor ROOSEVELT: USS Roosevelt (DDG80).

INSTRUCTIONS: https://bit.ly/2JBX8Kr

Before you mail in (or drop off) your card, feel free to photograph and post your creation, then tag #Cards4Sailors #USSROOSEVELT #FDRLibrary so the sailors can find your card online.

12/16/2020
The Roosevelts at Christmas

"The Roosevelts at Christmas" with Jeff Urbin. How did the dark times brought about by the Great Depression and World War II impact the way the Roosevelts and Americans celebrated the Christmas holiday? This session presents the customs and traditions followed by the Roosevelt family as they celebrated Christmas, one of their favorite holidays of the year.

What a great haul from the drop box this morning! And check out this excellent drawing Gemma made on her card. Thanks fo...
12/16/2020

What a great haul from the drop box this morning! And check out this excellent drawing Gemma made on her card. Thanks for helping us, Gemma.

Join us as we celebrate 20 years of making holiday cards for the crew of the USS Franklin and Eleanor ROOSEVELT: USS Roosevelt (DDG80).

INSTRUCTIONS: https://bit.ly/2JBX8Kr

Before you mail in (or drop off) your card, feel free to photograph and post your creation, then tag #Cards4Sailors #USSROOSEVELT #FDRLibrary so the sailors can find your card online.

Today's featured Holiday Card for Sailors is from Roosevelt granddaughter and chair of the FDR Library Trustees Nancy Ro...
12/14/2020

Today's featured Holiday Card for Sailors is from Roosevelt granddaughter and chair of the FDR Library Trustees Nancy Roosevelt Ireland. Nancy sponsored and christened the USS Roosevelt (DDG80).

Join us as we celebrate 20 years of making holiday cards for the crew of the USS Franklin and Eleanor ROOSEVELT: USS Roosevelt (DDG80).

INSTRUCTIONS: https://bit.ly/2JBX8Kr

Before you mail in (or drop off) your card, feel free to photograph and post your creation, then tag #Cards4Sailors #USSROOSEVELT #FDRLibrary so the sailors can find your card online.

Facebook LIVE:"The Roosevelts at Christmas"Wednesday, DEC 16, 2PM ET LINK: https://www.facebook.com/fdrlibrary/live_vide...
12/11/2020

Facebook LIVE:
"The Roosevelts at Christmas"
Wednesday, DEC 16, 2PM ET
LINK: https://www.facebook.com/fdrlibrary/live_videos

How did the dark times brought about by the Great Depression and World War II impact the way the Roosevelts and Americans celebrated the Christmas holiday? This session presents the customs and traditions followed by the Roosevelt family as they celebrated Christmas, one of their favorite holidays of the year. Join Jeffrey Urbin on Wednesday, December 16 at 2PM ET here on Facebook, with Q&A in the comments.

LINK: https://www.facebook.com/fdrlibrary/live_videos

In this issue of #AtHomeWithTheRoosevelts: Facebook LIVE - The Roosevelts at Christmas, This Day in Presidential History...
12/10/2020

In this issue of #AtHomeWithTheRoosevelts: Facebook LIVE - The Roosevelts at Christmas, This Day in Presidential History, Eleanor's Unfinished Knitting, Pearl Harbor Artifacts, and Kneeling Woman.. #ArchivesAtHome #MuseumFromHome #FDR2020

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Great job Drew! Thanks for sharing your card artwork and using #cards4sailors #ussroosevelt #fdrlibrary
12/10/2020

Great job Drew! Thanks for sharing your card artwork and using #cards4sailors #ussroosevelt #fdrlibrary

Have your elves been busy making their Holiday Cards for the crew of the USS Franklin and Eleanor ROOSEVELT: USS Rooseve...
12/09/2020

Have your elves been busy making their Holiday Cards for the crew of the USS Franklin and Eleanor ROOSEVELT: USS Roosevelt (DDG80)?

Before you mail in (or drop off) your card, feel free to photograph and post your creation, then tag #Cards4Sailors #USSROOSEVELT #FDRLibrary so the sailors can find your card online.

Our onsite drop box is located at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home.

INSTRUCTIONS: https://bit.ly/2JBX8Kr

12/09/2020
Facebook Premiere: "The Power of FDR's Speeches"

Facebook Premiere:
"The Power of FDR's Speeches"
with Harvey Kaye
Wednesday, December 9, 2PM ET
LINK: https://www.facebook.com/fdrlibrary/live_videos/

Author and historian Harvey Kaye discusses his most recent book on FDR's greatest speeches with Library Director Paul Sparrow. Join us on Wednesday, December 9, 2PM ET here on Facebook (YouTube and IGTV) with live Q&A in the Facebook comments.

LINK: https://www.facebook.com/fdrlibrary/live_videos/

12/08/2020
USS Roosevelt (DDG80)

Thank YOU for your service, USS Roosevelt (DDG80)!
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We are continuing to collect holiday cards for the crew of the USS Franklin and Eleanor ROOSEVELT: USS Roosevelt (DDG80).

INSTRUCTIONS: https://bit.ly/2JBX8Kr

Before you mail in (or drop off) your card, feel free to photograph and post your creation, then tag #Cards4Sailors #USSROOSEVELT #FDRLibrary so the sailors can find your card online.

Many thanks to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum for their love and support this holiday season! We can’t wait to receive these treasures!
U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet
Surface Force Atlantic

"It is an extraordinary document in its clarity of purpose and muscular structure. There are no wasted words." On this d...
12/08/2020
Day of Infamy

"It is an extraordinary document in its clarity of purpose and muscular structure. There are no wasted words." On this day, December 8, 1941, President Roosevelt, addressed Congress and declared war: https://fdr.blogs.archives.gov/2016/12/02/day-of-infamy/
#PearlHarbor

By Paul M. Sparrow, Director, FDR Library. It was the worst day of his presidency, the worst day of his life – and the worst military defeat in American history. President Franklin Roosevelt’s belo…

12/07/2020
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

Watch our latest video with Education Specialist Jeff Urbin - "A Date Which Will Live in Infamy"
#PearlHarbor
#PearlHarborRemembranceDay

"A Date Which Will Live in Infamy"
Originally aired: Wednesday, December 2, 2PM ET
The Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 caught America off guard and galvanized support for the war. What motivated the Japanese and why weren't we more prepared? Hosted by FDR Library Education Specialist Jeffrey Urbin.

Holiday Cards for Sailors (Our 20 Year Tradition)!Join us as we celebrate 20 years of making holiday cards for the crew ...
12/07/2020

Holiday Cards for Sailors (Our 20 Year Tradition)!

Join us as we celebrate 20 years of making holiday cards for the crew of the USS Franklin and Eleanor ROOSEVELT: USS Roosevelt (DDG80).

INSTRUCTIONS: https://bit.ly/2JBX8Kr

Before you mail in (or drop off) your card, feel free to photograph and post your creation, then tag #Cards4Sailors #USSROOSEVELT #FDRLibrary so the sailors can find your card online.

Our onsite drop box is located at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home.

12/05/2020
Facebook Premiere: "The Power of FDR's Speeches"

Facebook Premiere:
"The Power of FDR's Speeches"
with Harvey Kaye
Wednesday, December 9, 2PM ET
LINK: https://www.facebook.com/fdrlibrary/live_videos/

Author and historian Harvey Kaye discusses his most recent book on FDR's greatest speeches with Library Director Paul Sparrow. Join us on Wednesday, December 9, 2PM ET here on Facebook (YouTube and IGTV) with live Q&A in the Facebook comments.

LINK: https://www.facebook.com/fdrlibrary/live_videos/

Holiday Cards for Sailors (Our 20 Year Tradition)!Join us as we celebrate 20 years of making holiday cards for the crew ...
12/04/2020

Holiday Cards for Sailors (Our 20 Year Tradition)!

Join us as we celebrate 20 years of making holiday cards for the crew of the USS Franklin and Eleanor ROOSEVELT: USS Roosevelt (DDG80).

INSTRUCTIONS: https://bit.ly/2JBX8Kr

Before you mail in (or drop off) your card, feel free to photograph and post your creation, then tag #Cards4Sailors #USSROOSEVELT #FDRLibrary so the sailors can find your card online.

Our first card is from former Library Director Lynn Bassanese who started this tradition 20 years ago for our Holiday Open House event.

In this issue of #AtHomeWithTheRoosevelts: Harvey Kaye on the power of FDR's speeches, Walter Borneman on MacArthur in W...
12/03/2020

In this issue of #AtHomeWithTheRoosevelts: Harvey Kaye on the power of FDR's speeches, Walter Borneman on MacArthur in World War II, X is for Xanthus Russell Smith, the Pearl Harbor Attack and FDR's Response. #ArchivesAtHome #MuseumFromHome #FDR2020

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12/02/2020
"A Date Which Will Live in Infamy" with Jeff Urbin

"A Date Which Will Live in Infamy"
Originally aired: Wednesday, December 2, 2PM ET
The Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 caught America off guard and galvanized support for the war. What motivated the Japanese and why weren't we more prepared? Hosted by FDR Library Education Specialist Jeffrey Urbin.

Your donation will be doubled today thanks to a match from the FDR Library Trustees when you text GIVEFDR to 44321 or vi...
12/01/2020
Supporting the Roosevelt Legacy

Your donation will be doubled today thanks to a match from the FDR Library Trustees when you text GIVEFDR to 44321 or visit support.rooseveltinstitute.org/GT2020 for Giving Tuesday!

https://youtu.be/lrE9ZQ3Q2j8

Your support helps keep the Roosevelt legacy alive through the FDR Presidential Library and Museum’s permanent and special museum exhibits, archive of 17 mil...

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I recently purchased this photo of FDR, I was wondering if anyone could give me any information on when/where it was taken. Thank You
Our 1940 Packard supporting FDR again!!
Hello.
Reading your website I saw that you were soliciting memories or comments about FDR or Eleanor and I have just a quick story about the day I met Eleanor Roosevelt. 1958 on a vacation to Los Angeles with my family I was 12 years old. I was sitting alone in the lobby of the Beverly Hilton Hotel waiting for my family when from a distance I saw a tall elderly lady striding very confidently down a long wide hallway. I was sitting on a chair and jumped to my feet immediately. I was only 12 but I immediately knew the tall elegant woman was Eleanor Roosevelt. She slowed as I approached her. She towered over me then and said Hello. I asked if she was Eleanor Roosevelt. She said yes and she chatted with me for only a minute or so...my name, where I was from, why I was there, wished me a fun vacation and then said goodbye. Several minutes later, after she disappeared, my family approached. I told them the story about the famous lady I had just met. I don't think they believed me. That chance encounter was 62 years ago, I am 73 now but I remember the short conversation with Eleanor Roosevelt as she looked directly in my eyes and treated me as if I was the only one in that hotel at that moment. I remember it vividly, every detail, to this day. That day I met a legend, Eleanor Roosevelt.
Hi! Chad H. Meabon, POW! Aloha.
I have a question. There is a "story" in my little town of Warrensburg, IL (just outside of Decatur, IL) that Mrs Roosevelt stopped to report a fire in Heman, IL (two houses there I think...) Is there a way that I could confirm this? I have a history of the Warrensburg Fire Department, and I am trying to confirm this story. Thanks!
Hi! Did you see or hear that the DCeven-BushsGoHard-FriendsOfBill posse and their proxies have Kamala Harris from California, with the legacy of Kate Steinle still alive, and former prosecutor from the so-called Department of Justice running as Vice President with Joe Biden? Don't forget, Kamala Harris is a sitting Senator with the Chamber which "failed" to remove President Trump, and Joe Biden, is himself the first Vice President of a Cambridge Analytica Presidency... Smells Funny! Everything is not ok! Say hello to General Mattis and Admiral McRaven, and than give the Reagan Presidential Library an hola for me! Chad H. Meabon, POW! Aloha.
How do I tune into the Aug. 26th, 2pm live presentation of our beloved FDR and his work to fight polio effects? Do I just come back to this page? If so, where will the video be located on the page? Pardon my ignorance, butI've never tuned into anything live on FaceBook before. Love FDR and what he did for our country and people. He was amazing. We need more men like him today.
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Hello. I last visited the FDR Library in the mid-1990s. I am interested in why the new visitors' building is named for Henry Wallace. Presumably it reflects the desires of a major donor (or donors) but that's just a guess. Can you explain the history of that? Thanks very much for an excellent FB page and I hope when international travel eases-up, to return to Hyde Park.
Here's an artifact for ya... 5.25" round FDR stickers. (c)1936 Packaged in a book of ~50. Dry gum (like an envelope) on the front, so they can be affixed to the inside of a window. My grandfather was a delegate to the Democratic convention and this was among the various items he saved. I can't find any info on these stickers. Can you help?