July 14, 2022

In this issue: Making Ends Meet During the Depression Live; Alexander Heffner and Brenda Wineapple Live; Essential Advice from Eleanor Roosevelt; New Jersey #ArtifactRoadTrip; This Week in Roosevelt History; Summer Picnics

Making Ends Meet During the Great Depression
Wednesday, July 20, 2pm ET
LIVE with Q&A

FDR Library Education Specialist Jeffrey Urbin explores some of the creative ways people made, saved or did without money during the Great Depression.
"A Documentary History of the United States"
A Conversation with
Alexander Heffner and
Brenda Wineapple
Thursday, July 21, 6pm ET

In an age dominated by disinformation, what are the facts about the history of the United States? In A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, Alexander Heffner revisits primary sources to tell the unvarnished history of the United States -- compiling the key documents, speeches, letters, tweets, and Supreme Court decisions. This program will be streamed the Library's official YouTube, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
A documentary history of the United States
From October 2018

Mary Jo Binker, editor of If You Ask Me: Essential Advice From Eleanor Roosevelt, shares excerpts from Eleanor Roosevelt’s advice column written for more than 20 years for Ladies' Home Journal and McCall’s Magazine.

Author Mary Jo Binker
This model of an unsinkable lifeboat was made by inventor Charles I. Nielsen of Weehawkan, New Jersey. It was presented to President Roosevelt by Mr. Nielsen in May 1934.

A model of a thirty-six foot unsinkable lifeboat.
This Week in Roosevelt History»
FDR Nominated for Unprecedented Third Term

July 18, 1940
"I find myself, as almost everyone does sooner or later in his lifetime, in a conflict between deep personal desire for retirement on the one hand, and that quiet, invisible thing called ‘conscience’ on the other." – From FDR's acceptance speech.

My Day by Eleanor Roosevelt

July 18, 1940
“NEW YORK, Wednesday—…This is a serious time in our history, not a time for blind partisanship but a time for careful consideration of what the two major political parties have to offer, not only for the service and safety of our own nation, but for the service that may lie ahead of us because of our position in the world.
FDR at the 1940 Convention
FDR at the 1940 Democratic Convention
Eleanor Roosevelt at the Democratic Convention
Eleanor Roosevelt at the Democratic Convention
One of the Roosevelt family’s favorite outdoor activities was going on picnics. All throughout the nice weather months President and Mrs. Roosevelt would take every opportunity they got to picnic with friends and family.

Why not plan a picnic for your own family or friends?

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West Point Military Band
Vanderbilt Mansion
JULY 20, 7pm ET
Enjoy an evening on the lawn of Vanderbilt Mansion with the world renowned West Point Military Band.

The rain date for that performance is scheduled for the following day: Thursday, July 21, 2022.

"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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