1 The entrance sign to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum
2 Here I am with the life-size statue of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in the courtyard of the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. It was inspired by a 1933 photograph of the couple taken in Hyde Park.
3 The historic slate roof at the FDR Presidential Library was being repaired.
4 This is the actual Oval Office desk where FDR worked during his twelve years as America's Chief Executive.
5 The supervisory Museum Curator, Herman Eberhardt, was very informative.
6 Detail of the Oval Office desk - The clutter of mementos and knick-knacks on it, gifts to the President from friends and admirers, is arranged largely as it was at the time of his death.
7 This impressive globe stood beside FDR's Oval Office desk and helped guide the Allied Powers to victory in World War II.
8 FDR's dog, Fala, a Scottish terrier, was so popular while in the White House, that he received thousands of letters from people and animals from across the country.
9 This is FDR's study.
10 This is one of the original wheelchairs designed by FDR himself.
11 Franklin Roosevelt was christened wearing this dress and this small gold charm. The charm was a gift from his godmother.
12 A twin-seat pony saddle which FDR used as a small child. In the photograph, a donkey had been saddled up for 3-year-old Franklin's ride. His companion was his dog Budgy.
13 FDR always loved to read and books were his favorite birthday and Christmas gifts. These are some of his childhood books along with a music box that Franklin's parents gave him on his sixth birthday.
14 Sara Roosevelt thought her son, Franklin, looked charming in this Scottish outfit. The tartan is that of the Murray clan, to which some of FDR's ancestors belonged.
15 A bust of Franklin Roosevelt, titled The War President, by sculptor Walter Russell
16 Another bust of Franklin Roosevelt by sculptor Gleb W. Derujinsky. This bust was presented to the FDR Library by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union in 1947.
17 And this bust is of Winston Churchill by sculptor Oscar Nemon.
18 This is the front of Springwood, the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, taken from entrance driveway.
19 On the front lawn of Springwood, there is an interesting assortment of trees, including varieties of gingko, spruce, ash, pine, and maple.
20 I really love the color of the shutters of Springwood. It makes the building look even more interesting.
21 The very inviting Entrance Hall at Springwood
22 Another view
23 This is just a portion of FDR’s collection of political cartoons, located in the Entrance Hall of Springwood.
24 The credenza in the Entrance Hall - This item was acquired in 1869 by James Roosevelt, FDR’s father, in Florence, Italy.
25 The Butler’s Pantry of Springwood, a room that would contain the tableware for the dining room
26 And the Kitchen
27 A great old enamel sink and an overhead drying rack attached to a pulley system
28 A very serious cookstove
29 In the Dining Room, the table is set for a typical luncheon.
30 The President’s Study - This was a private sanctuary within Springwood, where FDR would spend many moments contemplating decisions, hosting important meetings, and enjoying some peace and quiet.
31 Another view of the Study
32 The Dresden Room
33 This room contains many of the family’s treasures from overseas travel, including porcelain from Germany.
34 The Snuggery - This parlor was the private space of Sara Delano Roosevelt, mother of FDR. Sara spent many moments in the day here tending to the family’s estate.
35 A portrait of Sara Delano Roosevelt
36 The Living Room and Library - One of FDR’s wheelchairs can be seen in the background.
37 FDR was a tremendous collector of many objects, especially books.
38 A portrait of FDR in the Living Room and Library
39 A better look at that portrait
40 A great sconce - Chinese in origin - It was once used with candles, but was eventually electrified.
41 This is a manually operated lift originally installed in 1915 for luggage. The lift was later used by FDR to travel between the different floors of Springwood.
42 This was FDR's bedroom from his youth until his marriage in 1905.
43 A plaque with more information
44 The Pink Guest Room - Named for the roses found on the wallpaper. This guestroom was used by King George VI of Great Britain, Winston Churchill, and Madame Chang Kai Shek.
45 A second floor bathroom
46 The Chintz Guest Room - Used first by FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt as a master bedroom. It was later used by Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain (the Queen Mother), and Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands.
47 A guest room
48 FDR's Bedroom
49 More information about FDR's Bedroom
50 FDR’s bedside table - The phone on the wall was a direct line to the White House.
51 The closet within FDR’s Dressing Room - It contains original clothing, including FDR’s fedora hat and top hat that he once wore.
52 This former sitting room became Eleanor Roosevelt’s bedroom.
53 This room was used by Sara Delano Roosevelt, FDR’s mother, as a bedroom until her death in 1941.
54 A portrait of a very young Franklin D. Roosevelt
55 The view of the Hudson River Valley from the west façade of Springwood
56 Another great vista
57 The Birth Room - This was the original master bedroom of FDR’s parents, James and Sara. On January 30th, 1882, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born in this room.
58 The description
59 Here I am with Kevin R Thomas - Reservation Receptionist and Special Park Use Coordinator.
60 The Roosevelt Stables, taken from the Rose Garden
61 A view of the Rose Garden, the final resting place of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt
62 The graves and grave marker of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt
63 Needless to say, I was very impressed with all of the roses planted in this garden!
64 A description panel outside the Rose Garden - A world mourns for a beloved President.
65 This is the Home Road, the original entrance driveway used by the Roosevelt Family at Springwood.