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For more information about upcoming public programs and events call Cliff Laube at (845) 486-7745 or email clifford.laube@nara.gov.

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December 14, 2019 

Holiday Open House Events:
Free Admission, Children's Reading Festival, Letters for Sailors and Photos with Santa
Location: Henry A. Wallace Center
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The annual Holiday Open House is on December 14, 2019 is from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Roosevelt Library and the Home of FDR National Historic Site. Both the Home and the Roosevelt Library study will be decorated for the holidays as they were during the Roosevelt presidency.

The annual Children's Reading Festival -- presented by the Roosevelt Library and the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District -- will be held in the Henry A. Wallace Center, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Children's book authors will read from and sign copies of their books. Featured books will be available for purchase.

In addition, there will be live music, free photos with Santa from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and children can make holiday cards for sailors on the USS FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (www.public.navy.mil/surflant/ddg80) beginning at Noon. Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon.

Admission is free to the Home and Library throughout the day.

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Holiday Open House

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January 17, 2020

Conversation:
"PROHIBITION'S RISE AND FALL: A LOOK BACK AT THE 18TH AMENDMENT"
with David Pietrusza
Location: Henry A. Wallace Center
Time: 4:00 p.m.
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The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will present -- on the 100th anniversary of the start of Prohibition -- "PROHIBITION'S RISE AND FALL: A LOOK BACK AT THE 18TH AMENDMENT" a conversation with David Pietrusza at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020. Pietrusza is a historian and author specializing in the 1920s and the late Progressive Era.

The program will be held in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home.

Free public event but registration is required.
REGISTER HERE.

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David Pietrusza

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January 26, 2020

Performance: Hevreh Ensemble
Location: Henry A. Wallace Center
Time: 2:00 p.m.
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The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the Jewish Federation of Dutchess County presents an International Holocaust Remembrance Day performance by the Hevreh Ensemble at 2:00 p.m. on January 26, 2020. The ensemble performs compositions with varied instrumentation including Cherokee Native American flutes, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, English horn, and world percussion. Slides of pre- and post-Holocaust dances will accompany the composition, "Path of Light." A performance of "Wudeligv" will be accompanied by photos of European synagogues pre- and post-Holocaust. The program will be held in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home.

Free public event but registration is required.
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Photos by Bessie Adler and the Jewish Museum of Prague, Czech Republic

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January 30, 2020

Ceremony & Birthday Cake:
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Birthday
Location: Rose Garden & Wallace Center
Time: 3:00 p.m.

On Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 3:00 p.m., the National Park Service will hold a Rose Garden Ceremony to commemorate Franklin Roosevelt's Birthday. Following the ceremony, the FDR Presidential Library will invite attendees to return to the Wallace Center for birthday cake and refreshments.

Free public event.

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FDR's Birthday

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February 9, 2020

African American History Month
Author Talk and Signing:
THE WAR BEFORE THE WAR: FUGITIVE SLAVES AND THE STRUGGLE FOR AMERICA'S SOUL FROM THE REVOLUTION TO THE CIVIL WAR
with Andrew Delbanco
Location: Henry A. Wallace Center
Time: 2:00 p.m.
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The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the Rhinebeck Reformed Church, the Jewish Federation of Dutchess County and the Mid-Hudson Antislavery History Project will present an African American History Month author talk and signing with Andrew Delbanco author of THE WAR BEFORE THE WAR: FUGITIVE SLAVES AND THE STRUGGLE FOR AMERICA'S SOUL FROM THE REVOLUTION TO THE CIVIL WAR at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The program will be held in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home.

Free public event but registration is required.
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Andrew Delbanco

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February 12, 2020

Conversation and Book Signing:
"THE IMPEACHERS: THE TRIAL OF ANDREW JOHNSON AND THE DREAM OF A JUST NATION" with author Brenda Wineapple and PBS's Alexander Heffner
Location: Henry A. Wallace Center
Time: 4:00 p.m.
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The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will present a conversation and book signing "THE IMPEACHERS: THE TRIAL OF ANDREW JOHNSON AND THE DREAM OF A JUST NATION" with author Brenda Wineapple and PBS's Alexander Heffner at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The program will be held in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home.

Free public event but registration is required.
REGISTER HERE.

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Brenda Wineapple and Alexander Heffner

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