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State Museum highlights Gov. Roosevelt’s first New Deal

Bronze busts of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, sculpted by Carolyn Palmer, are part of the exhibit.
Bronze busts of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, sculpted by Carolyn Palmer, are part of the exhibit.
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When Franklin Delano Roosevelt laid out his “New Deal” plan before the American people in 1933 to help battle the Great Depression, his ideas weren’t unfamiliar to New Yorkers. The “First New Deal,” up and running at the New York State Museum through May 4, tells the story of FDR’s strategy to deal with the severe economic downturn that plagued the country beginning with the stock market crash on Oct. 29, 1929. Roosevelt had been ...


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