June 16, 2022

In this issue: Roosevelt Reading Festival; Walter Borneman on General MacArthur; #ArtifactRoadTrip Mississippi; FDR's Rare Bird Books; Red Tail Angels film; A Birthday Party for Beatrix Farrand.

Roosevelt Reading Festival
At the Henry A. Wallace Center
Sat, June 18
9:45am — 5:00pm

The day-long program will highlight the recently published work of fifteen authors – including a special afternoon presentation with Ambassador David McKean, author of Watching Darkness Fall: FDR, His Ambassadors, and the Rise of Adolf Hitler.

Confirmed Authors:
Appel, Mary Jane
Russell Lee: A Photographer's Life and Legacy

Bon Tempo, Carl
Immigration: An American History

Borchert, Scott
Republic of Detours: How the New Deal Paid Broke Writers to Rediscover America

Burgess, Michael J.
Franklin and Eleanor in New York: The Progressive Agenda for Security and Prosperity That Became the New Deal

Campbell, Tracey
The Year of Peril: America in 1942

Carleton, Don
The Governor and the Colonel: A Dual Biography of William P. Hobby and Oveta Culp Hobby

Frank, Richard B.
Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War: July 1937-May 1942
McKean, David
(general session, afternoon speaker)
Watching Darkness Fall: FDR, His Ambassadors, and the Rise of Adolf Hitler

Olmsted, Kathryn S.
The Newspaper Axis: Six Press Barons Who Enabled Hitler

Riemer, David R.
Putting Government in Its Place: The Case for a New Deal 3.0

Shirley, Craig
April 1945: The Hinge of History

Smith, Kathryn
Baptists & Bootleggers: A Prohibition Expedition through the South

Zipes, Greg
Justice and Faith: The Frank Murphy Story
From June 2016

Author Walter Borneman examines the relationship between MacArthur and Roosevelt, and the General's rise to hero status during his World War II years in the Pacific.

Author Walter Borneman
A crocheted cushion cover. On one side the design depicts the profile image of an eagle, wings outstretched, perched on a bell with text that reads: GOD / BLESS / AMERICA. On the other the cover has large crocheted initials: F.D.R.

This needlework cushion cover was sent to Franklin Roosevelt by the maker, Florence Ables of Sallis, Mississippi.
As a young boy Franklin Roosevelt would explore the thousand acres of forest along the Hudson River that was his backyard. He loved to collect birds and became a member of the American Ornithologists’ Union as a teenager, a passion that continued for the rest of his life.

Le Guepier Vulgaire No.1 ( The Vulgar Bee Eater, male)
The story of the first Black Airmen to fly in World War ll. This film was made by the Pare Lorentz Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

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
Beatrix Farrand's 150th Birthday Celebration
June 18, 11:30am ET
The National Park Service and the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association host a birthday celebration and the 110th anniversary of her garden at Bellefield. Featuring a performance of women composers who were contemporaries of Ferrand by the Garden String Quartet.

"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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