Third Annual FDR Memorial Lecture and Dinner: Schedule of Events

Hello All!

I’m back from the rainy west, and have received inquiries from a number of you regarding the exact schedule for the FDR Lecture and Dinner on the 27th.

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Curtis Roosevelt and FDR at Mt. Hood, September 1937

Here it is:

• 4:30   Third Annual FDR Memorial Lecture in the Adams House Dining Hall, 26 Plympton Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our speaker this year is Curtis Roosevelt, author, historian, and Presidential grandson. His topic is:  Past as Prologue – FDR, Obama, & the Perils of First Year Politics

• 5:30   Limited signing of Mr. Roosevelt’s book, Too Close to the Sun, to follow talk; onsite bookstore

• 5:45   Cocktail reception with the author ( featuring a full bar, fantastic hors d’oeuvres,  and, back by popular demand from last year, our raw bar); tours of the FDR Suite, and Coolidge Room murals

• 6:45   Six Course, Black-Tie Dinner Dance, musically counting up the years 1932- 1944 with the Bo Winiker Big Band!

Again, tickets are available online, and are limited, so order now!

Curtis Roosevelt Topic Announced, and an Update

Curtis Roosevelt, eldest grandson of FDR and our guest speaker for the Third Annual FDR Memorial Lecture and Dinner has announced that he will be discussing Past as Prologue: FDR, Obama, and the Perils of First Year Politics. This looks to be a fascinating topic, and we are absolutely thrilled to have Mr. Roosevelt come all the way from France to address our gathering this year.

In terms of updates, tickets are now on sale online. Click HERE to order. Tickets to the Roosevelt table can only be obtained by calling the HBO at 617.496.2222. Announcement to the general alumni population, and to the population at large, will begin next week, so remember all tickets are first-come, first-served, and only 180 are available for the dinner.

Also, both the Charles Hotel and the Mandarin will close our their special rates the 27th of January, so anyone looking to make a night or weekend of it, please book now by clicking HERE

Finally, for those of you who know of, or perhaps even remember, how bad the food was at the FDR White House, and have expressed some concern on this matter, rest assured we’re cooking up a fantastic 5 course menu of Nouvelle American Cuisine, themed to State Dinners, past and present. This will be the one and only part of FDR’s past we’ll let sleep, and if the food is anywhere near as good as the fantastic meal last year, you won’t ‘be disappointed.

On a personal note, I’ll be heading off on a lecture tour next week until early February (yes, I do have a day job, lol) so things may be a little quiet here for a bit, and your correspondence may take longer to answer. But rest assured, preparations are well in hand, everyone at the Restoration is working away, and we are totally excited to welcome you all to Cambridge in February.