The Roosevelts: Public Figures, Private Lives
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum Hyde Park, NewYork.Through June 30, 2013.
While the museum at the exquisite Springwood estate on the Hudson River undergoes extensive renovation, the library has mounted an intensive exhibit that thrusts visitors behind the scenes and into the lives of the war’s first family. For FDR, life was a stage in many ways. But here, thousands of photos shot by family and friends, many rarely or never before seen, reveal the Roosevelts caught in surprising and candid moments—everything from outings with the kids to historic conferences. Equally remarkable film footage, coupled with Eleanor’s revealing audio commentary about life with Franklin and family, offers much food for thought. Bring a picnic and wander the park-like grounds down to the river’s edge. Bonus: the $14 admission ticket includes entry to the museum when it reopens in summer 2013.
Originally published in the October 2012 issue of World War II. To subscribe, click here.