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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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Special Exhibition:
IMAGES OF INTERNMENT: THE INCARCERATION OF JAPANESE AMERICANS DURING WORLD WAR II
Location: vanden Heuvel Gallery
Time: Regular hours and admission apply

On February 19, 2017 -- the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 -- the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum opened a new photographic exhibition entitled, IMAGES OF INTERNMENT: THE INCARCERATION OF JAPANESE AMERICANS DURING WORLD WAR II, with over 200 photographs including the work of Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams. Signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 9066 led to the incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent -- including approximately 80,000 American citizens -- during World War II. The exhibit will be on display in the Library's William J. vanden Heuvel Gallery through December 31, 2017. MORE ...

Regular hours and admission apply.

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May 26, 2017

Performances & Entertainment:
14th annual USO SHOW
Location: Henry A. Wallace Center
Time: 7:00 p.m.

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An evening of WWII-era entertainment will transport visitors back to the Roosevelt days as the FDR Presidential Library hosts the 14th annual USO Show at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017.

Attendees will enjoy an evening of comedy and entertainment, historic film footage, and music from the 1940s.

Free public event but space is limited. Registration required.

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USO Show

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May 27, 2017
- May 28, 2017

Performances & Entertainment:
WWII Military Displays
Location: FDR Library Great Lawn
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

On Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, 2017 the lawn in front of the FDR Presidential Library will take on the appearance of a World War II encampment with WWII Military Displays. Period military vehicles of all sizes and soldiers in battle dress will be on hand to share their love of World War II history.

Free public event.

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June 14, 2017

Presentation:
Freedom from Fear/Yellow Bowl Project: A Conversation with Setsuko Winchester
Location: Henry A. Wallace Center
Time: 7:00 p.m.

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The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will present, "Freedom from Fear/Yellow Bowl Project: A Conversation with Setsuko Winchester" -- supported by a Humanities New York Vision/Action Grant -- on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center. Attendees will be invited to view the Roosevelt Library's new special exhibit, "Images of Internment: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II" free of charge, following the program. Six of Winchester's Yellow Bowl Project photographs are featured in the exhibition.

Learn more about Setsuko Winchester's Yellow Bowl Project here.

Free public event but space is limited. Registration required.

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Copyright Setsuko/Simon Winchester

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June 17, 2017

Author Talks & Signings:
Roosevelt Reading Festival
Location: Henry A. Wallace Center
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The FDR Presidential Library will present the 14th annual Roosevelt Reading Festival on Saturday, June 17, 2017. In concurrent sessions throughout the day, fifteen authors of recently published works that draw upon the Roosevelt Library archives will present author talks followed by book signings. This year, Joseph Lelyveld will discuss his book His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt for the special afternoon presentation.

Copies of all of the authors' books will be available for sale in the New Deal Store located in the Wallace Center. 

Free public event.

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Roosevelt Reading Festival

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October 12, 2017

Presentation:
"Close-ups of Time Forgotten:
The WSU Hirahara Photos Created in a Secret WWII Underground Darkroom"
with Patti Hirahara

Location: Henry A. Wallace Center
Time: 7:00 p.m.

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The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will present, "Close-ups of Time Forgotten: The WSU Hirahara Photos Created in a Secret WWII Underground Darkroom" with Patti Hirahara on Thursday, October 12, 2017. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center. Attendees will be invited to view the Roosevelt Library's new special exhibit, "Images of Internment: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II" free of charge, following the program. The exhibition includes the photography from the George and Frank C. Hirahara Photograph Collection at Washington State University.

Free public event but space is limited. Registration required.

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Patti Hirahara Talk

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