But did you know he was a New Yorker? His Presidential library and museum are just down the road in Hyde Park and while the Garrett grandparents were in town, we had to make a stop. FDR actually started the idea of a Presidential library system in 1939 when he donated a bunch of his stuff and part of his Hyde Park estate to the federal government. His belief was that Presidential papers were an important part of the national heritage and should be accessible to the public and he asked that the National Archives administer his library. Today, there are 13 Presidential libraries across the country. Including FDR's, Heather & Brett have now been to three!
|Party with the Roosevelts|
Don & Peggy seemed to really enjoy the museum and library and it was easy to see where Brett gets his "I have to read everything" habit from! Roosevelt's rich history is definitely worth looking into and a great deal if you are ever up this way!
|The Garrett Family|
|Welcome to FDR's|
|Final resting place of Franklin & Eleanor|
|FDR's hair...kind of creepy|
|Pieces of the Berlin Wall|
|Brett getting fresh with Eleanor|