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Title Presidential Menu
Dates of Creation October 20, 1934
Scope & Content A menu from a meal honoring the President of the United States of America and Party held at Williamsburg, Virginia on October 20, 1934, given by Norfolk and Western Railway and the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. There is an illustration at the top of "AMERICA'S OLDEST ACADEMIC BUILDING" -- the Sir Christopher Wren Building at William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia. The college, founded in 1693, is the second oldest in America, and was the first to receive its charter direct from the crown of England. William and Mary is the Alma Mater of three presidents - Jefferson, Monroe and Tyler.

On Friday, October 19th, President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived by train in Roanoke, Virginia to deliver the address for the dedication of the new Veterans Hospital in Salem, Virginia. After the hospital dedication ceremonies, the President departed Salem (again by train) for Williamsburg, Virginia. On Saturday, October 20th, the President was scheduled to visit the restored Capitol building, attend the dedication of the Duke of Gloucester Street, then proceed to the Wren Building to attend the installation of John Stewart Bryan as president of the College and receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. At the conclusion of the exercises, the President traveled by motor car to Yorktown and return to Washington DC on the presidential yacht, the USS Sequoia.
Year Range from 1934.0
Year Range to 1934.0
Subjects Colleges
Dedication of buildings
Honorary Degree
Veterans' hospitals
Search Terms Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad
N & W RR
Roanoke, Virginia
Salem, Virginia
USS Sequoia
Veterans Administration Hospital
William and Mary College
Williamsburg, Virginia
Wren Building
People Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Collection History Museum of Western Virginia
Imagefile 002\196396.JPG
Number of images 1.0
Object Name Menu
Catalog Number 1963.9.6
Extent of Description 1 menu, size 8" x 12 1/2"