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

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Upcoming Programs

The Last Mission – FDR, Ibn Saud and the Question of Israel 

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Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow David Woolner examines FDR's active interest in the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, which brought him head-to-head with the British government. Moderated by FDR Library Director Emeritus Paul Sparrow.

A rebroadcast from the 2021 Morgenthau Holocaust Collections Project Conference (1 hour and 20 minutes).

 

Saul & Ruby's Holocaust Survivor Band 

Wallace Center Auditorium
January 27, 2023
2pm

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After retirement, Holocaust survivors Saul Dreier and Reuwen Sosnowicz form a klezmer band and perform around the world in memory of those who perished. An International Holocaust Remembrance Day film screening.

 

Becoming FDR: A Conversation and Book Signing 

Wallace Center Auditorium
January 30, 2023
1pm

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Journalist and historian Jonathan Darman examines how midlife infection from the polio virus upended Franklin Roosevelt's life, transformed his character, and created his powers as an inspiring and compassionate leader. Book signing to follow.

 

America’s Civic Holidays: More Than a Monday Off 

February 1, 2023, 2pm

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Our Federal holidays mean so much more than the Bar-B-Qs and discount sales that have come to mark their celebration. FDR Library Education Specialist Jeffrey Urbin discusses the origins and importance of some of our most enjoyed, yet misunderstood, Civic Holidays.

 

You're Invited to FDR's Birthday 

Rose Garden & Wallace Center
January 30, 2023
3pm

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.

 

Uniting America: Henry Stimson and World War II 

Wallace Center Auditorium

February 2, 2023, 6pm

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Author Peter Schinkle'e new book examines FDR's appointment of Henry Stimson to Secretary of War, and how Hoover's former Secretary of State helped forge the bipartisan relationship at the center of America’s confrontation with global fascism.

 

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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.

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Features Stories of the Week

#FDRtheCollector: Mexican-American War» 

In 1930, FDR purchased this sketchbook of illustrations of the 1840s war with Mexico by William H. Meyers. "The very dearth of adequate contemporary literature adds much to the historical value of Gunner Meyers’ brush."

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Mrs. Roosevelt and the PTA» 

In her January 24, 1956, My Day column, Eleanor Roosevelt would write, "I feel that the PTA is one of the most important organizations in the country, primarily because it can wield the greatest influence on our future because of its close touch with the children of our country."

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