Experience the Exciting, Interactive FDR Presidential Library and Museum

Where: FDR Presidential Library, Henry Wallace Center, 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
When: September 15th, 2016 to December 31st, 2017 - 9:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Roosevelt Library’s new permanent museum exhibits have been installed with $6 million in private funds raised byFDR Library front 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?”

New York Times Review of New FDR Museum

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