Thursday, February 16
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All that is in me cries out to return to my home along the Hudson River,” Franklin Roosevelt said near the end of his life. The Roosevelt Estate in Hyde Park, NY was a place where FDR’s ideals, ambitions and character were shaped. This session explores the magic the Hudson River Valley held for him. Interactive discussion topics include: How did living on the Roosevelt Estate influence FDR? What was it about the Hudson Valley that inspired him so much? What role did FDR have in shaping the Hudson Valley? How did growing up in the Hudson Valley influence his Presidency? Why is place so important to who we are and who we become?
About our presenter: Jeffrey Urbin is the Education Specialist and Director of the Pare Lorentz Film Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York where he is responsible for developing all of the Library's education offerings ranging from second grade to college and adult learning programs. In addition, he provides training, programs and presentations for teachers and assists museum educators across the country in developing educational programs for their own museums. He has been a pioneer in developing distance learning programs for the Presidential Library System for which he received a 2014 Presidential Libraries Achievement Award.
He attended college on a Harry S Truman Scholarship and is a recipient of the Eugene Sheridan Award for Excellence in History, Government and Economics, numerous teaching awards and the National Guard and Reserve Seven Seals Award. He holds degrees in Public Administration, Political Science, and has a Certificate of Advanced Study in Latin American and Caribbean Affairs. Mr. Urbin served as a Youth Asset Development Coordinator for the YMCA of Greater New York and taught history and government for public and private colleges in the Hudson Valley for more than ten years before joining the National Archives and Records Administration at the Roosevelt Presidential Library in 2001.
Photograph by Harry Gillen