Simpson Students Visit FDR Presidential Library

Two Simpson Students will be visiting the FDR Presidential Library and Museum on March 10 in Hyde Park, New York.

Andy Mayes and Amanda Zimmer won a Culver Center sponsored contest that rewarded them with the opportunity to visit the library and get a tour by a resident historian, David Woolner.

Dr. Woolner is an Author, Senior Fellow and Resident Historian at the Roosevelt Institute. He spoke at Simpson as a guest of the Culver Center, March 14, 2012 delivering a lecture entitled “Franklin Roosevelt and the Relevance of the New Deal for the 21st Century.

FDR’s library was the very first presidential library built in 1939-1940 that was donated by the president and his mother. They simply needed more space for the collections of books, papers and memorabilia that accumulated over his time of public service.

The students will be accompanied by The Culver Center’s Executive Director Ray Walton and his wife. They will also be touring the West Point military academy during their stay in New York.

 

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