While my parents were visiting for Thanksgiving, we ventured over to FDR's home and his presidential library.
A couple interesting facts:
- It opened while he was still president, in 1941
- It has not changed since then, but is undergoing renovations now.
- Our ticket to the library will be honored throughout 2013 so that we can return and see it after the renovations are complete (a great bonus I didn't know about!).
- A great place to lunch before or after a visit would be at the Culinary Institute of American less than 10 minutes down the road. But not on a Saturday, as we sadly learned.
|The Library in mid-restoration|
|The roof of the stables|
|I love how Luke's point of view captures the size of the home|
|FDR had a fasination with the sea. His mother's family were sailors to the East Indies.|
|Turkey is not real, lol!|
|He had a hand-operated dumb waiter/ elevator that FDR used to pull HIMSELF up to the second floor.|