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To do our part during this period of social distancing, we will be assembling a weekly digest of online programs, resources, and diversions.

In 2021, At Home with the Roosevelts will begin a new schedule of every other week.

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Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, April 14, 2pm 
Sisters In Spirit: Native Women and the Women's Suffrage Movement
Dr. Sally Wagner, a pioneer in Women's Studies, talks to FDR Library director Paul Sparrow about the political power and voice that Haudenosaunee women have had for one thousand years and how they helped inspire the early Women's Suffrage Movement.


Saturday, April 17 
8th Annual Hudson Valley History Reading Festival
Presented virtually by the FDR Library and the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District. Live Q&A.


1:00 pm
Vincent T. Dacquino

Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley: The Life and Ride of Sybil Ludington


2:00 pm
David Levine

The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years: A Mostly Chronological and Occasionally Personal History


3:00 pm
Judith Linville

Reflections: Staatsburg: "Not Just a Place to Live" A Collection of Interviews with Community Members


4:00 pm
Anthony P. Musso

Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley - Volume 3

Program Archives

The Last 100 Days 
From June 2011:
Roosevelt Institute Resident Historian David Woolner examines FDR's last 100 days. Roosevelt had a history of hiding his thoughts behind a cheerful exuburance and he used this to his advantage, even if it lead to feelings of isolation and hiding the extent of his illness at the end of his life. April 12 is the 76th anniversary of FDR's death.
Available online»

More from the Program Archives
The New Deal: Social Security and Labor Relations»
Julie Fenster and FDR's Shadow» 
Women of the Washington Press: Politics, Prejudice, and Persistence»
FDR's Gatekeeper Missy LeHand» 
The Kennedys Amidst the Gathering Storm»
Stephen Drury Smith on Eleanor Roosevelt's Radio Broadcast Career» 
Mordecai Lee on World War II Propaganda» 
Charissa Threat on Nursing and Civil Rights» 
Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took on the Army During World War II»
Anthony Badger and FDR's First 100 Days»
The New Deal and FDR's Alphabet Soup»
Creating Jobs and Hope in the Great Depression»
FDR a Man of Destiny»
Historian Mary Jo Binker on Eleanor Roosevelt’s advice column (Oct 2018)»
Historians Michael Beschloss and Susan Dunn on FDR and presidential leadership (Jun 2019)»

Resources For Parents and Teachers

Our education specialist has assembled 21 smart, fun activities for youth at home, that occupy young hands and minds while requiring minimal adult supervision.

View all 21 activities»

Previous Guides
Eleanor Roosevelt: Her Life in Pictures» 
A Majority of Minorities: ER Supports JFK in the 1960 Presidential Election» 
Eleanor Roosevelt on Human Rights»
Eleanor Roosevelt's Human Rights Speech»
Four Freedoms Speech Teaching Guide»
The Presidency and the Supreme Court Teaching Guide»
Inaugural Address Curriculum Hub»
Red Tailed Angels: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen»
Eleanor Roosevelt – Inspiring Women to Lead»
Investigating the Holocaust Teacher Guide»
Civics Teacher Guide 2020»
All FDR Teaching Guides»

Other Resources
FRANKLIN digital archives and virtual research room»
The Periodic Table of the New Deal»
Helpful Hints for Students Doing Research»
Understanding Document Based Research»

Features Stories of the Week

FDR’s death on April 12, 1945, shocked the nation. Millions of American never forgot where they were and what they felt when they learned the news. Many reflected on how deeply his presidency had impacted their lives. (Video 6:33 minutes)
Available online»

Look to Norway» 
In the Spring of 1940, the Norwegian Royal Family were forced to leave their homeland when Hitler brutally invaded Norway. FDR had met and befriended the Crown Prince and Princess a year earlier during their widely publicized American tour, and the President now offered the family a safe haven in Washington, DC.
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Millions of Americans turned backyards, vacant lots, parkland, schoolyards, and other public spaces into Victory Gardens during WWII.
Available online»




Nuremberg: It's Lesson for Today» 
While we included this link to our Nuremberg video series in the last issue, we repeat it today in honor of Yom HaShoah. This film series, with over 400,000 views, also has an accompanying curriculum guide.
Available online»

Previous Features
Keep on Trucking: Esoterica from the FDR Library Files» 
The Federal Writers’ Project»
Rare Footage: FDR Addresses the National Institute of Health 
Teenagers and their selfies» 
The Good Luck Charm: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the 1920 Democratic National Convention» 
Hidden Treasures: FDR’s Rare Bird Books» 
The Art of War: American Poster Art 1941-1945» 
New Deal Art»
Unpretentious History: Alma Van Curan and the FDR Library Logbooks»
Pomp and Circumstance: The Other State Visit of 1939»
May 1940: President Roosevelt and the German Invasion of the Low Countries»
New Online Museum Portal Beta Preview» 
More than a Moment for the Nation: The Presidential Funeral of FDR»
The 75th Anniversary of FDR’s Death: His True Legacy – Leadership in Times of Crisis»
Travel with FDR and Eleanor»
“FDR and the Dust Bowl” Short Film Narrated by CBS News’ Bill Whitaker»
Important Facts about FDR’s Dog Fala»
Marian Anderson and Eleanor Roosevelt»
Eleanor's Resignation from the Daughters of the American Revolution»
FDR’s Labor Secretary Was the First Female Cabinet Member»