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Book Talk | Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in Albany

September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

WHEN: Sunday, Sep 10, 2023 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

WHERE: Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210

COST: Cost of museum admission: $8 with student ID

BUS: #10, 12, 114

Join us for a book talk with author Michael J. Burgess as he discusses his latest book, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in Albany: Governing New York. Revealing the often-overlooked history of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in Albany at the helm of the Empire State during Prohibition, the Roaring Twenties, and the Great Depression.

BOOK TALK | Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in Albany: Governing New York with Michael J. Burgess

Sunday, September 10th

From 2 pm – 3 pm

Free with Admission

About the Book, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in Albany: Governing New York:

This is the story of their progressive legacy when FDR was Governor during the era of Prohibition and the advent of radio in the Roaring Twenties, a decade that ended with the Great Depression upending life for most Americans. This is the story of how as Governor of New York he tried the programs that became the New Deal that transformed America. It was the place where his warm, easily relatable voice heard on the radio for the first time created a bond of trust with the public that inspired confidence at a time of great fear.

About the Author, Michael J. Burgess:

Michael J. Burgess grew up in Watertown and graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton. After college, he moved to Albany. In 2007, he was appointed the director of the New York State Office for the Aging by Governor Eliot Spitzer and served until November 2010. He is the author of Rose Kryzak and the Senior Action Movement in New York (2003), A Long Shot to Glory: How Lake Placid Saved the Winter Olympics and Restored the Nation’s Pride (2012) and Keeper of the Olympic Flame: Lake Placid’s Jack Shea vs. Avery Brundage and the Nazi Olympics (2016). His work has appeared in Newsday , the Albany Times Union , Adirondack Life and the New York State Archives magazine.


September 10
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm