Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 07/13/2013, 08/04/2013, 08/18/2013, 09/07/2013, 10/06/2013

    Location: Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site - Stone Cottage | Map Time: 11:30 AM Fee Information: Free (Reservations are required) Contact Name: Franceska Macsali-Urbin Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 845-229-6214

The Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site Introduces
"Cottage Conversations," for 2013
In Depth Discovery about the Life and Times of the Roosevelts and Vanderbilts

Hyde Park, NY: By popular demand, the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites is presenting a new series of "Cottage Conversations" for 2013 to be held in Stone Cottage at the Eleanor RooseveltNational Historic Site in Hyde Park, NY.Sarah Olson, National Park Service Superintendent, said "Last year's series of programs sold out almost immediately. Our visitors welcomed the opportunity to learn more about Mrs. Roosevelt and enjoying a conversation over tea and cookies resonated with all who participated."

This year, the program is expanding to cover additional topics about the lives of the Roosevelts and the Vanderbilts.Said Olson, "these are subjects that fascinate us all, yet a traditional tour doesn't allow us the time to go into them deeply. Cottage Conversations do."

These unique programs are free but requires reservations to participate in a conversation in Mrs. Roosevelt's Stone Cottage. The Cottage Conversations are 45 minutes to one hour in length and are facilitated by knowledgeable Rangers.The program will be held once a month throughout the next six months and reservations are required and can be made online at: Eventbright

2013 Cottage Conversations Dates: 

Sunday, June 9, 11:30 am- FDR, Living with Polio

Saturday, July 13, 11:30 am- Railroads, and the Family That Built Them

Sunday, August 4, 11:30 am- Mrs. Vanderbilt Lied About Her Age...And Other Things The Internet Told Me

Sunday, August 18, 11:30 am - FDR, Living with Polio (Just Added - Tickets still available 7/11)

Saturday, September 7, 11:30 am- Branching Out: FDR As Tree Farmer

Sunday, October 6, 11:30 am- "Growing Up Eleanor" - Eleanor Roosevelt's Own Family and Its Influence on her life.

Tea and Cookies will be served.Limit of 15 people for the program 

For more information contact Franceska_Macsali-Urbin@nps.gov  at 845-229-6214


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