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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.

Our At Home newsletter and video series felt ready for a change. We've been home long enough. Starting today, we become: The Roosevelt Story

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Upcoming Programs

Veterans Art Showcase

November 18-20
Henry A. Wallace Center

This weekend-long Veteran Arts Showcase features works by local artists, photographers, and authors with military backgrounds. The event will kick-off with a reception on Friday, November 18, at 5:30 pm, followed by two full days (November 19 and 20) of exhibits, presentations, and performances.

Visit veteranartsshowcase.org for times and details.

Free public event.


Silent Spring Revolution 

November 21, 6pm ET
Henry A. Wallace Center

You must register to attend in person»


New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed presidential historian Douglas Brinkley chronicles the rise of environmental activism during the Long Sixties (1960-1973), telling the story of an indomitable generation that saved the natural world under the leadership of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon.


The American Thanksgiving Tradition: A Time of Turkey and Tension 

November 23, 2pm ET

Live stream 

Second only to Independence day, Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday bringing with it turkey and tension, cranberries and chaos, and promise and peace, if we just approach it the right way. Join FDR Library Education Specialist Jeffrey Urbin for this Roosevelt Story special holiday broadcast. Live Q&A through the comments.


Our Man in Tokyo 

November 30, 6pm ET
Henry A. Wallace Center

You must register to attend in person»

Journalist and author Steve Kemper gives a behind-the-scenes account of the personalities and contending forces in Tokyo during the volatile decade that led to World War II, as seen through the eyes of Joseph C. Grew, the American ambassador who attempted to stop the slide to war.


Holiday Open House Events 

December 10, 9am - 5pm ET
Location: Henry A. Wallace Center

Holiday Open House

Both the Home and the Roosevelt Library study will be decorated for the holidays as they were during the Roosevelt presidency.

Children's Reading Festival

Children's book authors will read from and sign copies of their books. Featured books will be available for purchase.

Live Music and Santa

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.ddg-roosevelt.navy.mil) beginning at Noon.

Refreshments in the visitor center will be served throughout the afternoon.

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




Program Archives



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»

Features Stories of the Week

#ArtifactRoadTrip: Vermont» 
This lucky penny token consists of a U.S. 1920 Lincoln one cent coin in a round aluminum collar. It was issued by WDEV radio in Waterbury, Vermont.
Available online»



The Year Of Two Thanksgivings» 
On Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 1939, Franklin Roosevelt carved the turkey at the annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Warm Springs, Georgia, and wished all Americans across the country a Happy Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, many Americans were not observing Thanksgiving on the same day as the President.
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