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May 7, 2020
For information call: Clifford Laube at (845) 486-7745

The Franklin D. Roosevelt 
Presidential Library and Museum
-- in response to the coronavirus 
public health emergency --
is producing "At Home with the Roosevelts" 
-- an online digest of talks, historical features, 
videos, and at-home activities --
available by subscription and across the 
Library's official social media accounts
To subscribe visit: 

HYDE PARK, NY - In response to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is producing  "At Home with the Roosevelts" -- a weekly online digest including talks, historical features, short videos, and at-home activities. This new content is available by email subscription and across the Library's official social media accounts (including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). 

For additional information, and to subscribe, please visit:; and follow the hashtag: #AtHomeWithTheRoosevelts.

"The Roosevelt Library staff has been busy during this difficult time developing new online content for our many established audiences," explained  Library Director Paul Sparrow. "We also hope that our 'At Home with the Roosevelts' material will bring in new audiences, as well. There is much to learn from the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt today."

"At Home with the Roosevelts" offerings include:

Upcoming Event Notifications:
While the Library is closed due to the coronavirus public health emergency, Library staff continues to develop and present programs online and through social media. The weekly "At Home with the Roosevelts" notices alert followers of upcoming events. These programs include interviews and discussions with  Library Director Paul Sparrow, distance learning programs with  Education Director Jeffrey Urbin and highlights from the museum collections with  Supervisory Museum Curator Herman Eberhardt.

Program Archives:
The weekly digest includes links to audio and video recordings of past public programs from the Library's program archives -- many of which were filmed in high definition by C-SPAN camera crews. These include discussions with renowned presidential historians such as  James MacGregor Burns, Michael Beschloss and  Geoffrey Ward.

For Parents and Teachers:
The Library's education department continues to develop and make available free online educational activities for young people to provide learning resources for young people, adults and educators at home and out of the classroom.  Features on Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and their leadership in times of crisis, link to the Library's curriculum hubs online. On the lighter side, additional "fun and inspirational" programs include "Who's in Your Family Tree?" and "Birds at my Window."

Features and Diversions:
Library staff members continue to generate new content on the many stories of the Roosevelts and their era through  FORWARD WITH ROOSEVELT blog posts. "At Home with the Roosevelts" features links to new and existing blog posts including, "Hidden Figures -- Henrietta Stein Klotz: The Watchdog of the Secretary of the Treasury" and "One of the Millions: FDR and the Flu Pandemic of 1918-1920." Weekly emails and social media posts also include  "My Roosevelt Story" content where people from around the country share their personal Roosevelt-related experiences.

Please contact Cliff Laube at (845) 486-7745 with questions about the project.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Designed by Franklin Roosevelt and dedicated on June 30, 1941, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is the nation's first presidential library and the only one used by a sitting president. Administered by the National Archives and Records Administration since 1941, the Library preserves and makes accessible to the American people the records of FDR's presidency. The Roosevelt Library's mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the lives and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their continuing impact on contemporary life. This work is carried out through the Library's archives and research room, museum collections and exhibitions, innovative educational programs, and engaging public programming. For more information about the Library or its programs call (800) 337-8474 or visit

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