About This Site
This site was launched in conjunction with the first museum exhibit of the FDR- Missy LeHand Archive signed copy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Four Freedoms Speech, delivered before Congress on January 6, 1941. The original document is from the archive of Marguerite "Missy" LeHand, FDR's private secretary from 1921 to 1941. We are happy to share images for educational and research purposes, on request.
The archive, still owned by Missy LeHand's family, is being offered intact by Seth Kaller, Inc. in conjunction with Glenn Horowitz Booksellers, Inc. Call us at 914-289-1776 for more information.
The domain is owned by Seth Kaller, Inc. While we work closely with museum partners, the editorial content on this site is our own.
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Here are a few current exhibits with which we are involved, all showcasing documents of freedom.
National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA.
Let Freedom Ring
To complement their exhibit of George Washington’s famous “To Bigotry no Sanction” letter and his First Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation, we just arranged to display Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms speech, from the Missy LeHand archive. July 4—July 31, 2019.
Also displaying John Binns’ rare facsimile of the Declaration of Independence.
The National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality
A new permanent exhibit, exploring how constitutional clashes over slavery set the stage for the Civil War, and how the nation transformed the Constitution after the war to embrace more fully the Declaration of Independence’s promise of liberty and equality.
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Richmond, VA.
Determined: The 400-Year Struggle for Black Equality
Examining the long history of black Americans as they have fought for freedom, equal justice, and access to opportunities, pushing our nation closer to its ideal of universal equality. To March 29, 2020.
Fairfield Museum and History Center, Fairfield, CT.
Make Your Mark
Exploring how people serve and connect, show pride, and leave a personal and lasting impression. Along with works of contemporary quilters, silversmiths, graffiti artists, painters, photographers and others, the exhibit includes letters and objects of historical figures—J.R.R. Tolkien, John Hancock, Abraham Lincoln, and Alexander Hamilton—all of whom have left a distinctive mark. Extended to September 15, 2019.
The Smithsonian Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.
Including James Madison’s copy of the Declaration of Independence, and a first day printing of the Constitution.