Illustrated Presentation and Book Signing with Sue Reich, author of QUILTS PRESIDENTIAL AND PATRIOTIC
followed by Documents On Display: Presidential Autographs, Saturday, February 13, 2016, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home

Hyde Park, N.Y. -- The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will host an afternoon of Presidents Day Weekend events on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The program will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home with an illustrated presentation and book signing with Sue Reich author of QUILTS PRESIDENTIAL AND PATRIOTIC. Reich will sign copies of her book after the talk. From 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Research Room of the FDR Presidential Library, visitors can view a selection of presidential autographs from the Roosevelt Library archives -- many of which are from FDR's personal collection -- on display only once a year. These events are free and open to the general public.

Illustrated Presentation and Book Signing:
Sue Reich author of QUILTS PRESIDENTIAL AND PATRIOTIC
2:00 p.m.

Throughout history, quilt makers have honored America's presidents in their quilt making. Featuring more than 330 images with insightful explanations, QUILTS PRESIDENTIAL AND PATRIOTIC, by Sue Reich, looks at presidential quilts and patriotic quilts that have been made by American quilters. From the presidencies of George Washington through Barack Obama, the quilts -- along with intriguing quilt-related comments from newspapers of the times -- help us enjoy American history, and reflect on how quilt history has chosen to remember the US presidents. Also highlighted are 43 newly-made quilts representing each of the United States presidents to date. Each measures twenty-four inches square, and is constructed in a pattern and fabric historically accurate to the leader's presidential term of office; their makers are quilt historians and enthusiasts affiliated with the American Quilt Study Group.

Documents on Display: Presidential Autographs
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Following the presentation, visitors can view original documents from the Roosevelt Library archives bearing the signatures of many of our nation's Presidents including: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Martin Van Buren, Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy. More than 30 signatures will be on display -- most of which were collected by FDR himself. These rare documents are on display only once a year. Attendees can view the autographs in the Research Room of the FDR Presidential Library.

Please contact Cliff Laube at (845) 486-7745 or email clifford.laube@nara.gov with questions about these events.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Designed by Franklin Roosevelt and dedicated on June 30, 1941, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is the nation's first presidential library and the only one used by a sitting president. Every president since FDR has followed his example and established a presidential library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration to preserve and make accessible to the American people the records of their presidencies. The Roosevelt Library's mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the lives and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their continuing impact on contemporary life. This work is carried out through the Library's archives and research room, museum collections and exhibitions, innovative educational programs, and engaging public programming. For more information about the Library or its programs call (800) 337-8474 or visit www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu.

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Contact: Cliff Laube (845) 486-7745