Newly Renovated FDR Library Museum Open with All New Exhibits
Where: FDR Presidential Library, Henry Wallace Center, 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
When: June 30th, 2014 to December 31st, 2014 - 9:00 PM to 5:00 PM
NEWLY RENOVATED FDR LIBRARY MUSEUM NOW OPEN WITH NEW MUSEUM EXHIBITS
Hyde Park, NY — The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum announces
the completion of the first renovation of the Library building since it opened in 1941.
The FDR Library and Museum is now open daily from 9:00am-6:00pm daily.
The Roosevelt Library’s new permanent museum exhibits have been installed with $6 million in private funds raised by the Roosevelt Institute, the Library’s private, non-profit partner. The new exhibits tell the story of the Roosevelt presidency beginning in the depths of the Great Depression and continuing through the New Deal and World War II with an emphasis on both Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s relationship with the American people. Special interactives, immersive audio‐visual theaters, and rarely seen artifacts will convey the dramatic story of the Roosevelt era as the Roosevelt Library brings a “New Deal to a New Generation.”
The new museum contains many interactive exhibits including touch screen experiences at the Oval Office Desk and FDR’s Ford Phaeton. “Confront the Issues” are ten interactive touch screens strategically located throughout the exhibition that offer visitors the opportunity to explore digital “flipbooks” that contain documents, photographs, and excerpts from historians — with multiple viewpoints — related to controversial issues during Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency. Topics include “Japanese American Internment,” “FDR and the Holocaust,” “FDR’s Health,” and “Did the New Deal Really Work?”