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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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March 22, 2017

Presentation and Conversation:
Listening to the Roosevelts:
Eleanor Roosevelt, "First Lady of Radio"

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

REGISTER

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will present Listening to the Roosevelts: Eleanor Roosevelt, "First Lady of Radio" at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Hosted by Library Director Paul Sparrow -- in conversation with Anya Luscombe of University College Roosevelt -- this program will include selected audio recordings of Mrs. Roosevelt's broadcasts. Attendees are invited to put down their mobile devices and experience Eleanor Roosevelt as listeners did in the age of radio.

Free public event. Registration required.

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April 8, 2017

Author Talks & Signings:
Hudson Valley History Reading Festival
Location: Henry A. Wallace Center
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

REGISTER

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District will present the fifth annual Hudson Valley History Reading Festival on Saturday, April 8, 2017. In four sessions, beginning at 10:00 a.m., authors of book on Hudson Valley history will present author talks followed by book signings.

Schedule:

10:00 a.m.
Susan Stessin-Cohn
and Ashley Hurlburt-Biagini
In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York's Hudson River Valley

11:00 a.m.
Anthony P. Musso
Hidden Treasures of the Catskills

Noon: LUNCH BREAK

1:00 p.m.
Robert and Johanna Titus
The Catskills: A Geological Guide

2:00 p.m.
Vernon Benjamin
The History of The Hudson River Valley: From the Civil War to Modern Times

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. Registration required.

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In Defiance Book


HHRV Book

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May 26, 2017

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

REGISTER

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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