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New Canaan Library’s “Presidential Trappings” Series continues with “The Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum: Presidential Papers and the National Archives”

January 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


January’s “Presidential Trappings” series, presented by New Canaan Library and the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society, moves into session three on Tuesday, January 19 at 7PM EST. Jeffrey Urbin, Education Specialist, will present The Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum: Presidential Papers and the National Archives. His in-depth discussion will cover the famous Roosevelt Presidential Library (the nation’s first Presidential Library), as well as the history of the Presidential Library System in general. Please register at newcananlibrary.org; Zoom info will be provided upon registration.

Presidential Libraries are hallowed halls and invaluable museums of our collective history. Containing more than 17 million pages of primary source material, the Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park, New York is a vast and fascinating resource for shedding light on the documents, photographs and artifacts that explain the lives of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the Great Depression, and World War II. Among the topics Urbin will address are what an archive is, the difference between primary and secondary sources, how materials are preserved and how archives are used to explore and explain the past.

Jeffrey Urbin is the Education Specialist at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York. He is responsible for all the Library’s education offerings,
from the second grade to adult and senior learning programs. Jeffrey designs and presents teacher workshops and advises and trains museum educators in museum education program development across the country. He is head of the Pare Lorentz Film Center at the Roosevelt Library, which produces document and film-based curriculum guides and distance learning presentations for students around the world.


January 19, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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