Jeffrey Urbin, the Education Specialist and Director of the Pare Lorentz Film Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York, will share his thoughts on President Roosevelt, The New Deal and the operations of a presidential library on Sunday, March 3rd at 4 pm in the Lindstrom Room at the New Canaan Historical Society.
Urbin oversees the Library’s educational offerings and programs for students of all ages. In addition, he provides training, programs and presentations for teachers and assists museum educators across the country in developing educational programs for their own museums. He has been a pioneer in developing distance learning programs for the Presidential Library System for which he received a 2014 Presidential Libraries Achievement Award.
Urbin attended college on a Harry S. Truman Scholarship and is a recipient of the Eugene Sheridan Award for Excellence in History, Government and Economics, numerous teaching awards and the National Guard and Reserve Seven Seals Award. He holds degrees in Public Administration, Political Science, and has a Certificate of Advanced Study in Latin American and Caribbean Affairs. Mr. Urbin served as a Youth Asset Development Coordinator for the YMCA of Greater New York and taught history and government for public and private colleges in the Hudson Valley for more than ten years before joining the National Archives and Records Administration at the Roosevelt Presidential Library in 2001.
The presentation is part of a series of events related to the Historical Society’s current exhibit, A New Deal for the Arts: The Federal Art Project Era 1933-1943, which runs through March 30th. The talk and exhibit are free to members and their guests with a $5 charge for non-members.