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FDR Presidential Library to unveil $35M upgrade

Saturday - 6/29/2013, 1:19pm  ET

HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Officials at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum are set to unveil the results of a three-year, $35 million renovation project at the Hudson Valley historic site.

The upgrades are being showcased in Hyde Park on Sunday, the 72nd anniversary of the dedication of the FDR library.

After getting $35 million in funding approved by Congress, federal officials launched a restoration and stabilization project in May 2010. The work included a new roof and a reorganized and expanded permanent museum exhibit.

FDR, the nation's 32nd president, led the U.S. through the Great Depression and World War II. He had his study at the library and used it several times to record his famous "fireside chats."


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