Roosevelt Library Renovation Unveiled

The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Library, the premier New Deal study center and the nation’s first presidential library, got a major overhaul during the last year, as revealed in Spring 2013.   Not only did the Hyde Park center get it first major renovation since it was dedicated in 1941, it has a new permanent exhibition.  Library director, Lynn A. Bassanese, noted that the exhibition represents the first major rethinking of President Roosevelt’s life and career in decades at the library.  For more information, see the article in the New York Times on the opening of the new exhibit or go to the library’s own website.



is Project Manager for The Living New Deal. He is a trained cultural historian who teaches courses in U.S. History at the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University.

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