FDR Presidential Library and Museum
Hyde Park, NY
Empire Exhibits had the privilege to work with the FDR Presidential Library and Museum on the new special exhibition, Day of Infamy: 24 Hours that Changed History. The new exhibit features exclusive looks into the hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Empire supplied all of the fabrication for this project, as well as complete installation services. The exhibit offers a variety of displays. At the entrance, guests are greeted by two scenic elements and the exhibit title statement. A media player projects a hard-hitting video onto the scenic projection screen.
A delicate artifact sits near the entrance to the exhibit in a large display case with a securely fixed custom bonnet to protect the contents from harm. Interactive kiosks prompt patrons to scroll through historical time lines.
A series of audio stations allows guests to listen to first hand accounts and become immersed in the content. Various sized display cases were fixed to the walls and contain hand written letters and documents.
Over 200 graphics were created for this installation and can be found in every room of the exhibit. A full scale graphic of FDR’s private study can be found in the special exhibition, giving all who visit a special look into an extremely private sanctuary.
Also pictured in the gallery are photos of our work for the Art of War, Images of Internment, and D-Day exhibits.