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Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum presents an afternoon of President’s Day Weekend Events:

  |   February 10, 2012  |  Comment

AUTHOR TALK AND SIGNING: RICHARD STRINER

“LINCOLN’S WAY: HOW SIX GREATPRESIDENTS CREATED AMERICAN POWER”

and DOCUMENTS ON DISPLAY: PRESIDENTIAL AUTOGRAPHS

Saturday, February 18, 2012, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will host an afternoon of President’s Day Weekend events on Saturday, February 18, 2012. The programs begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home with an author talk and signing with Washington College Professor of History Richard Striner, author of “Lincoln’s Way: How Six Great Presidents Created American Power.” Professor Striner will sign copies of his book after the talk. Following the signing visitors can view a selection of presidential autographs from the Roosevelt Library archives — many of which are from FDR’s personal collection — on display only once a year. These events are free and open to the general public.

AUTHOR TALK AND SIGNING: RICHARD STRINER

“LINCOLN’S WAY: HOW SIX GREAT PRESIDENTS CREATED AMERICAN POWER”

2:00 p.m.

Washington College Professor of History Richard Striner, author of “Lincoln’s Way: How Six Great Presidents Created American Power” will speak at 2:00 p.m. in the Wallace Center. In “Lincoln’s Way,” historian Richard Striner tells the story of America’s rise to global power and the presidential leaders who envisioned it and made it happen. From Abraham Lincoln to Theodore Roosevelt within the Republican Party, the legacy was passed along to FDR — the Democratic Roosevelt — who bequeathed it to Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and John F. Kennedy. A book signing will follow the talk.

DOCUMENTS ON DISPLAY: PRESIDENTIAL AUTOGRAPHS

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Following the author talk and signing, visitors can view original documents from the Roosevelt Library archives bearing the signatures of many of our nation’s Presidents including: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Martin Van Buren, Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy. Over thirty signatures will be on display in the Research Room of the Wallace Center — most of which were collected by FDR himself. Archivists will be on hand to answer questions about the documents. These rare documents are on display only once a year. There will be a short video presentation and family-friendly activities relating to presidential history.

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