Will Englund's article "How Would Obama Govern" references our current special exhibit, "Action and Action Now" FDR's First Hundred Days. Because the exhibit has proved so popular and timely, we have decided to continue its run through the end of 2009. Mr. Englund's thoughtful analysis of the relevancy of the early years of the Roosevelt presidency to present conditions is exactly the sort of history lesson Roosevelt intended when he dedicated his presidential library with the words, "a nation . . . must, above all, believe in the capacity of its people so to learn from that past that they can gain in judgement for the creation of the future." I hope many more will visit us in Hyde Park and take advantage of the entended run of "Action and Action Now," our First Hundred Days exhibit.
Cynthia M. Koch, Ph.D. Director Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum