March 25, 2022

In this issue: The Rosies Who Riveted, 2022 Hudson Valley History Reading Festival, Eleanor Roosevelt's War Years and After, Hawaiian #ArtifactRoadTrip, the German Blitzkrieg, FDR and Warm Springs.

The Girl with the Rivet Gun
March 30, 2022 at 2PM ET
FDR Library Education Specialist Jeffrey Urbin talks to Anne de mare and Kirsten Kelly about The Girl with the Rivet Gun - their animated documentary short film exploring the personal stories of women who went to work to help win World War II.
The Girl with the Rivet Gun poster
Hudson Valley History
Reading Festival
Saturday, April 23, 2022

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10:00 a.m.
A.J. Schenkman
Patriots and Spies in Revolutionary New York

11:00 a.m.
Robert Titus and Johanna Titus
The Catskills in the Ice Age: Third Edition, Revised and Expanded

1:00 p.m.
Russell Dunn & Barbara Delaney
Paths to the Past: History Hikes through the Hudson River Valley, Catskills, Berkshires, Taconics, Saratoga & Capital Region

2:00 p.m.
Shannon Butler
Roosevelt Homes of the Hudson Valley: Hyde Park and Beyond

From July 2013

Allida Black, founding editor of The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, talks about Eleanor Roosevelt's ability to articulate the weaknesses of democracy and the failings of the United States with a love, candor, and courage, along with her capacity to motivate the public to work together to fix the problems.

Historian Allida Black
This model was presented to President Roosevelt by Troop 13 of the Boy Scouts of America in Honolulu, Hawaii. It was delivered to the White House by scouts Richard Noda and Hiroshi Daifuku. Roosevelt included the model in the inaugural display in the Naval Exhibition Room of the Roosevelt Library.

With Poland defeated, Hitler pledged to honor the neutrality of noncombatants. His promises were nothing more than disinformation. In April 1940, he struck Denmark and Norway. A month later, Germany invaded the Low Countries and France. Allied defenses crumbled. By the end of June, Hitler dominated much of Europe.

On March 31, 1945, President Roosevelt, recently returned from the Yalta Conference, traveled to Warm Springs to recuperate. This footage, not from that last trip, comes from the personal home movie collection of Marguerite (Missy) LeHand.

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FDR, Oct 12, 1942, fireside chat.
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