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6/12/2015 - Meet Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Library

Meet Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Cumberland County Library

 On Saturday, June 20, 2015, Cumberland County Library in Bridgeton, NJ will host a free public program, “FDR: Arsenal for Democracy.” Scholar and actor Neill Hartley of The American Historical Theatre will portray President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in an hour-long performance, including time for questions and answers from the audience. This free presentation begins at 2pm in the library’s Meeting Room, located on the lower level.

On December 29, 1940, the world was in a crisis. Nazi Germany had just blazed a path of destruction across Europe, and America would soon be drawn into war. Watch this moment come to life as you meet with the president just prior to the delivery of his famous “Arsenal for Democracy” speech.

Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission /Department of State and the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission. 

Cumberland County Library is located at 800 E. Commerce Street, Bridgeton. Visit the library’s website at, or call 856-453-2210 for more information about this and other library programs.