New York's Roosevelt Library Renovations

Posted: Jul. 3rd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

A visit to the local library probably isn't high on a tourist's prioritized list of things to do in New York, but if that library happens to be the recently improved Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, then perhaps those priorities should be reconsidered. A fantastic place to visit at least once in a lifetime, time spent in the Roosevelt Library is worth every moment.

We should expect presidential libraries to be a bit grandiose. They are, after all, self-erected monuments, not just repositories of papers and artifacts from the Oval Office. They are used to stake presidential claims, chronicling major crises, great successes and perhaps even a few small successes. As museums, these libraries echo the European royal models: they are created, in part, to celebrate their creators.

So, of course, continuous homage is being paid by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum to its founder as it unveils a new permanent exhibition here on Sunday.


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Carolyn Hsu
Carolyn Hsu is the New York Correspondent for JustLuxe and has been beauty, fashion, and travel editor at The Daily Obsession and a freelance writer... Luxury NEWS >