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As UN Turns 70, See Charter, Hear Roosevelt Talk At Hyde Park's FDR Museum

This is the original Charter of the United Nations which established the U.N.
This is the original Charter of the United Nations which established the U.N. Photo Credit: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum on Facebook

NORTHWEST DUCHESS, N.Y. -- The United Nations marks its 70th year. Coinciding with the celebration the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has the original UN Charter on display to Nov. 23 at the museum, 4079 Albany Post Road in Hyde Park.

The museum is also planning a special program Saturday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m., "The Roosevelts' United Nations: Then & Now" at the Henry A Wallace Center.

Linda Fasulo of National Public Radio News will moderate with speakers Stephen C. Schlesinger (Fellow, Century Foundation; author of "Act of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations") and Gillian Sorensen (senior adviser and national advocate, United Nations Foundation; assistant secretary-general for External Relations, United Nations 1997-2003).

The UN Charter was signed by representatives from 50 nations on June 26, 1945, at the U.N.'s founding conference in San Francisco.

The charter displayed in the temporary exhibits gallery is open to the page signed by representatives from Liberia, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. the U.N.

Registration is required to attend Saturday's Then & Now program by calling (845)-486-7745.

The UN Charter exhibit is open to the public.

For information and museum hours, call the museum at (845)-486-7770.

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