National exhibit on FDR, Little White House at UWG library

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This painting by Steve Penley  will be used as the central image during the exhibit at the University of West Georgia library opening next week.

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The University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library on the Carrollton campus will host “FDR: His Vision, Our Freedoms, Still Alive,” a national exhibit highlighting President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s leadership and achievements during his administration.
The exhibit will be on display in the Ingram Library from Monday to March 8. It is free and open to the public.
The exhibit will include a display of objects from President Roosevelt’s lengthy residence at “The Little White House” in Warm Springs, Ga. Roosevelt went to Warm Springs in 1924 for treatment after being diagnosed with infantile paralysis, or polio, three years earlier. Later, he purchased land and built a home in Warm Springs called “The Little White House.” Roosevelt traveled to Warm Springs repeatedly during his presidency. He died at “The Little White House” on April 12, 1945.
The exhibit combines historic photographs, documents, cartoons and posters from the collection of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, N.Y. The objects tell the story of the president, who led the United States during two of the gravest crises in the country’s history. Roosevelt’s presidency successfully combated the Great Depression, reducing unemployment by half. In the process, he dramatically enlarged the scope of the federal government.

Under Roosevelt’s leadership, victory was gained in World War II and the United States emerged from that conflict as the world’s greatest power. The exhibit chronicles Roosevelt’s style of presidential leadership, his major New Deal programs, his role as president during World War II and his commitment to progressive ideals.

As part of the exhibition, Ingram Library is sponsoring a talk by Allan M. Winkler, professor of history at Miami University in Ohio and author of “Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Making of Modern America.” He will speak on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at Ingram Library. Special public parking will be available in the Townsend Center gated lot beginning at 6 p.m.

“FDR: His Vision, Our Freedoms, Still Alive” is a traveling exhibition developed by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and is presented by Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society. The Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities support the project along with appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. The Carroll EMC Foundation provides funding as well.

Parking on the UWG campus is not restricted on Saturdays and Sundays. Handicapped, reserved, yellow curb and red curb spaces remain restricted on weekends. For further information, visit www.westga.edu/library or contact Catherine Hendricks at chendric@westga.edu or 678-839-5337.


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