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Upcoming Programs

Author Talks & Signings

Hudson Valley History Reading Festival

Saturday, April 20, 2024
10am-3pm ET
Henry A. Wallace Center


10am: Robert and Johanna Titus»
The Hudson River Schools of Art and their ice age Origins
11am: Cheryl and Will Cass»
World War II – Letters Home (August 1942 - October 1945) Love, Jimmy
1pm: Michael Burgess»
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in Albany: Governing New York
2pm: Susan Stessin-Cohn»
In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York's Hudson River Valley 1735-1831 (Second Edition)

The Roosevelt Library and the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District will host the annual Hudson Valley History Reading Festival.
In four sessions, beginning at 10:00 a.m., authors of books on Hudson Valley history – including Robert & Johanna Titus, Cheryl and Will Cass, Michael Burgess, and Susan Stessin-Cohn – will present author talks followed by book signings in the Wallace Center.

Free public event. Registration is required. CLICK HERE to register.


Seeds Of Change:
A Raw Deal for Black Americans

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
2pm ET

On the official FDR Library pages

The New Deal produced an extraordinary range of new legislation to rescue the country from the Great Depression. To pass these new programs, FDR had to balance varying interests that often resulted in inequitable outcomes along racial lines. This installment of Seeds of Change examines these divides.


Yom HaShoah Film Screening

Bonhoeffer Agent of Grace
by Dr. Werner Steger

Friday, May 3, 2024
2pm ET
Henry A. Wallace Center

This feature explores Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor who opposed the Nazis and challenged his church to stand with the Jews in their time of greatest need. The screening will be followed by a presentation by Dr. Werner Steger.

Free public event. Registration is required. CLICK HERE to register.



Program Archives

Mourning the Presidents

In a conversation with FDR Director William Harris, contributor David B. Woolner examines how different generations and communities of Americans have eulogized and remembered US presidents since George Washington's death in 1799.

(Originally broadcast April 12, 2023; 1:16:02 minutes)

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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


Ted Egri Posters – #TheArtOfWar

In his early career, Taos sculptor Ted Egri worked as an artist both for the WPA and as a mapmaker in the US Navy before settling in New Mexico. These Educational Services posters were designed by Egri in 1945.

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Biography of Fala D. Roosevelt

Fala was born on April 7, 1940, and given to the President by Mrs. Augustus G. Kellogg of Westport, CT, through Franklin Roosevelt's cousin, Margaret "Daisy" Suckley.

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