June 30, 2022

In this issue: Today is the FDR Library's Birthday; Making Ends Meet During the Depression; A Documentary History of the United States; Robert Jackson, Advisor to FDR; FDR Dedicates His Library; What's Happening on the Grounds.

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.
Unemployed people 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 July 2019

Robert Jackson served as Attorney General, a Supreme Court Justice, and Chief Prosecutor of the Nuremberg Trials. Author William Casto examines four times Jackson advised FDR.

The cottonwood tree from which this FDR bust by Frank E. LaFournaise was carved grew on the side of the Fort Peck Dam in Montana. Presented by Auxillary V.F.W. Fort Peck, Post 3107 and V.F.W. Fort Peck, Post 3107 on the occasion of the President's visit to Fort Peck Dam, October 3, 1937.

Carved by Frank E. LaFournaise (American, ca. 1898 - 1974)
Many previous presidents donated their papers to the Library of Congress, but this was not the best fit for Roosevelt. Not only was his collection too expansive, but Roosevelt was concerned about having all of the nation's important documents housed in one place. Instead, he built a new facility on a 16 acre section of his mother's home in Hyde Park, NY.

Crowds enter the Museum for the first time during the Dedication Ceremonies.
FDR speaks at the dedication of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park N.Y. on June 30, 1941. (1:51 minutes)

During the Great Depression FDR’s New Deal created a series of programs designed to put millions of unemployed people to work. One of his favorites was the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which built recreational trails and facilities, many still in use today.

Why not explore a nature trail near you?

Join as a Fala Friend Level Member and you'll get a special FDR Library bandana* to dress up your pooch. Now available in blue!

Plus you'll receive these great benefits:

  • Free Museum admission

  • Exclusive Content

  • Invitations to special members-only events

  • New Deal Museum Store discount (online & onsite)

*Bee-sized bandanas not available in any color.
Fala Bandana
Fala Membership
Roosevelt Home Garden in
Full Swing
FDR's Home Garden is managed by the National Park Service in partnership with the FDR Hyde Park Foundation. Historically the garden supported the Roosevelt family and everyone on the estate. Currently the Home Garden donates over 300 crates of produce to local food banks.

"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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