FDR: WPA Federal Art Project

WPA poster that reads Work Pays America! Prosperity. Works Progress Administration. Pictures are a man with a rake and a man with a sledgehammer holding hands behind a wheat stalk.
Program Description: Join Jeffrey Urbin educator from the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library in Hyde Park, NY who will discuss one of the lesser known aspects of the Works Progress Administration, the Federal Art Project. The Federal Art Project helped to ensure that the American creative spirit continued on in writing, visual arts, dance, and performance during the dark days of the Great Depression.

Date/Time: Monday, April 5, 6pm

Registration: Click here to access the meeting (passcode, if needed is FDR).

Offered in collaboration with the Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library, and the Roeliff Jansen Community Library. The third in a series of presentations from the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library to be held in 2021.
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FDR: The Four Freedoms

image courtesy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Program description: On January 6, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt shared with the country his vision for a world founded on “four essential freedoms.” This history talk, offered by Jeffrey Urbin of the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library, brings into clearer focus the vision he held for all the world.

Date/Time: Monday, March 8, 6pm

Registration: Click here to access the meeting (passcode, if needed is FDR).

Offered in collaboration with the Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library, and the Roeliff Jansen Community Library. The second in a series of presentations from the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library to be held in 2021.
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FDR In The Hudson Valley

A black and white photograph of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt sitting on wooden chairs in a field, smiling at the camera.
Program description: The Roosevelt Estate in Hyde Park, NY was a place where FDR’s ideals, ambitions and character were shaped. This history talk, offered by Jeff Urbin of the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library, explores the magic the Hudson River Valley held for FDR.

Date/Time: Monday, February 8, 6pm

Registration: Click here to access the meeting (passcode, if needed is FDR).

Offered in collaboration with the Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library, and the Roeliff Jansen Community Library. The first in a series of presentations from the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library to be held in 2021.
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