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May 17, 2013     
100 Days Countdown

May 10 - May 16

"100 Days" Countdown

to the June 30, 2013
Public Opening of our New Museum Exhibits

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Day 45 (May 16):

  • TUMBLR  |  Slideshow: The Latest Photos of the New Exhibits

Day 46 (May 15):

  • TUMBLR  |  Meme: "Strong and Active Faith"

Day 47 (May 14):

  • FACEBOOK  |  Slideshow: The Sculptures are Back!

Day 48 (May 13):

  • PRESS KIT  |  Full Press Kit Now Available Online!

Day 49 (May 12):

  • WEB FEATURE  |  Diary entry from 1939 Laying of the Library Cornerstone

Day 50 (May 11):


Day 51 (May 10):


Coming Soon:


Day 41 (May 20):

Online Preview: The Interactives


Day 20 (June 10):

Online Preview: Immersive Experiences



100 Days Countdown: TUMBLR 




as we provide regularly posted news and information about the new exhibits opening this summer. These exhibits will tell the story of the Roosevelt presidency beginning in the depths of the Great Depression and continuing through the New Deal years and World War II with an emphasis on both Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with the American people. Special interactives, immersive audio-visual theaters, and rarely seen artifacts will convey the dramatic story of the Roosevelt era as the Roosevelt Library brings a New Deal to a New Generation.


Why "100 Days"?

The "100 Days" Countdown is inspired by the historic "First 100 Days" of FDR's presidency. In 1933 President Roosevelt took command of a country that was incapacitated by fear and economic turmoil. In less than four months his aggressive legislative agenda helped to stabilize the economy. Homes and farms were saved from foreclosure, and massive relief and work programs addressed the dire needs of the people. Most important, FDR's "First 100 Days" restored hope and, in the process, preserved democratic government in the United States.


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