The Presidential Library, Hyde Park

I was really looking forward to this part of our day.

I’d heard wonderful things about the history filled building and couldn’t wait to start exploring.

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But first, we saw this –

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Clearly it was FDR and Churchill…

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But these were intriguing.

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It seems every Presidential library has been given pieces of the Berlin Wall, and Churchill’s granddaughter designed these.

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Onward…

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FDR was a bit of an amateur architect and sketched designs for this Dutch Colonial building of local stone in 1937.

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Open to the public in 1941, it’s seen numerous expansions over the decades.

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The day we visited, the rotating exhibit was The Art Of War.

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Room after room of wonderful propaganda posters, War Bond ads and dire warnings.

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My inner history geek was ecstatic.

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Norman Rockwell’s famous series was there.

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As was Dr. Seuss….

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And Walt Disney.

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Santa looked a wee bit perturbed.

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And women were encouraged to do their part.

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Which included going postal on some bugs.

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And saving kitchen grease.

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There were hundreds of fabulous posters I won’t bore you with, including one of two originals I have in my closet and keep meaning to get framed.

But being an avid reader….

I think this was my favorite.

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True then.

True now.

19 thoughts on “The Presidential Library, Hyde Park”

      1. Well it’s not like I make the puff pastry a lot, and I rarely, I mean rarely, eat bacon, sooo…
        But there are these turnovers I make with apple, bacon, date, and goat cheese, and YES, the pastry is much better with grease in it on that one šŸ˜›

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