FDR’s Funeral Train: a slide lecture and presentation by historian Robert Klara

Historian and author Robert Klara will present on one of the most overlooked events in American 20th-century history: the mysterious journey of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s funeral train.

Klara, who provides the popular talks in the lobby of the Chrysler Building during the Annual OHNY Weekend, is the author of the soon to be released FDR’s Funeral Train: A Betrayed Widow, A Soviet Spy, and a Presidency in the Balance – a groundbreaking, inside look at the top-secret train that carried FDR’s body a thousand miles from Warm Springs, Georgia to Hyde Park, New York, in the spring of 1945.

Drawing from the declassified Secret Service documents and long-lost passenger diaries he used in his research, Klara will focus on the most dangerous leg of the train’s journey: the 28 circuitous miles through NYC plotted by the Secret Service to keep the train – filled with 140 of the most powerful men of the US government – out of public view.

Books will be available for purchase at the talk.

A special thanks to ?What If! The Innovation Company for hosting this talk.

Purchase tickets here.

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