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Last updated 9:19AM ET
September 21, 2018
WFCR Local News
WFCR Local News
FDR Museum Considers Chicopee as Next Home
This papier-maché bust of FDR was presented at the 1939 Gridiron Dinner, while the world waited to hear whether he would run for a 3rd term.
(wfcr) - The Franklin D. Roosevelt American Heritage Center and Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts is looking for a new home and has set its sights on Chicopee. Worcester's city managers have decided not to allow the museum to extend its lease past July 31st. this week, Dr. Joseph Plaud, the museum's president, met with Chicopee Mayor Michael Bissonnette. They discussed the possibility of moving 10,000 pieces of FDR memorabilia to the library at market square. Dr. Plaud says he thinks the museum would work well with the mayor's plans to revitalize the city's arts and culture sector.

Plaud says he's looking to make some decisions in the next three weeks about where the museums' exhibits could be stored while a new location is finalized. He says he's still hoping to extend his lease, but the museum will leave Worcester eventually.
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