Resolution J2575-2013

Commemorating the opening of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum New Exhibits

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  • Jun 20, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 20, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 17, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating  the  opening  of the Franklin D.
Roosevelt Library and Museum New Exhibits

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that  the
quality  and character of life in the communities across the great State
of New York  is  reflective  of  certain  exemplary  institutions  whose
purpose is dedicated to serving the community and the needs of its citi-
zenry; and
  WHEREAS,  The  success enjoyed by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library is
in direct correlation to the efforts of the many  individuals  who  have
supported the development of it over the years; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body  is  justly proud to commemorate the
opening of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum New Exhibits, to
be celebrated on Sunday, June 30, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, The Library's mission is to foster research and education  on
the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and their continu-
ing  impact  on contemporary life; its work is carried out by four major
areas:  Archives, Museum, Education and Public Programs; and
  WHEREAS, The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum  is
the  first  of  the  presidential  libraries; it was conceived and built
under President Roosevelt's direction during 1939-1940 on  16  acres  of
land  in  Hyde  Park, New York, donated by the President and his mother,
Sara Delano Roosevelt; and
  WHEREAS, The Library resulted from the  President's  decision  that  a
separate  facility  was  needed to house the vast quantity of historical
papers, books, and memorabilia he had accumulated during a  lifetime  of
public service and private collecting; and
  WHEREAS,  These  particular exhibits will tell the story of the Roose-
velt presidency beginning in the depths  of  the  Great  Depression  and
continuing  through the New Deal years and World War II with an emphasis
on both Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's relationship with the  American
people; special interactives, immersive audio-visual theaters, and rare-
ly seen artifacts will convey the dramatic story of the Roosevelt era as
the Roosevelt Library brings a New Deal to a New Generation; and
  WHEREAS,  Rooted in a proud and distinguished history, the Franklin D.
Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum may take  just  pride  in  its
purposeful growth, as it looks forward to continuing to serve the educa-
tional,  cultural  and  intellectual needs of the community; now, there-
fore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commemorate  the opening of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum
New Exhibits; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum.

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