November 4, 2021

Our At Home newsletter and video series felt ready for a change. We've been home long enough. Starting today, we become: The Roosevelt Story

In this issue: Our first Roosevelt Story episode, Treasures from the Vault; the Veteran Arts Showcase; Herman Eberhardt Looks at Gifts to FDR from Veterans; the GI Bill; #FamilyStoriesMonth; and a Vintage Newsreel of America's Call to Arms for WWII.
Treasures from the Vault
November 10, 2021
2pm ET
Library Director Paul Sparrow offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the rarely seen treasures from the collection, including an ancient Babylonian tablet, a unique log book of the USS Constitution and one of the D-DAY maps used by FDR in the White House Map Room.
The Veteran Arts Showcase is an annual event hosted by the FDR Library. It will take place on a digital platform this year. Veterans, active-duty service members, reservists and their families have submitted images of their art for the online gallery. Artwork includes crafts and visual art – painting, graphics, sculpture, photography – speakers, writers, musicians, and performers of all kinds.

From Nov 2020:
In celebration of Veteran's Day this November 11, we revisit this episode of At Home with Museum Supervisory Curator Herman Eberhardt. Learn the stories behind some remarkable paintings, drawings, and handmade objects that members of America's military created as gifts for their Commander in Chief – President Roosevelt.


On July 28th, 1943 President Franklin Roosevelt delivered a Fireside Chat to a nation immersed in the deadliest global war in human history that looked to the future. One of his top priorities is ensuring that the American men and women fighting overseas will be given every opportunity to succeed when they return. This is the first time he outlines his plan for what will become known as the GI Bill.

James Roosevelt gave his wife Sara this Cartier pendant watch to celebrate the conception of their son, Franklin.

Footage of the building of big ships, men training for war, and tanks driving through and over obstacles, jeeps flying through the air hauling artillery. Produced by Castle Films.

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"Whatever our individual circumstances or opportunities, we are all in it, and our spirit is good... and do not let anyone tell you anything different."
FDR, Oct 12, 1942, fireside chat.
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