Warm Springs and Georgia Journeys
|View of Georgia Journeys with FDR's Georgia mini-exhibit on the right|
|Little White House, Warm Springs|
Warm Springs is definitely a pilgrimage site for Roosevelt enthusiasts. It is also an ever-aspiring tourist town, and home to the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation which includes a vocational rehab school as well as a more traditional facility for individuals recovering from traumatic injuries and illnesses. It is a place that is neither poor nor prosperous, and through that economic limbo, it maintains a timeless quality.
|FDR State Park, Office built by the CCC|
|Historic Pools, Warm Springs|
|Wilson Pools at the Rehab Center|
|Me seated in FDR's pew at the Rehab Center Chapel|
The story of FDR in Georgia is not as well known as one might expect, but it begins to take on familiar dimensions, ones we reiterate in our Roosevelt mini-exhibit in Georgia Journeys. Beside the twelve stories of veterans, home front workers, and Holocaust survivors featured in the exhibit, FDR's becomes the thirteenth "journey."
Perhaps it will be worthwhile to include him eventually in the digital exhibit. In the meantime, please enjoy the website which is now live: georgiajourneys.kennesaw.edu.