Every Kid in a Park Welcomes 4th Graders
Through August 31, 2019, all National Parks
National Parks and some other federally managed sites in the Hudson Valley invite all fourth graders to visit free as part of the White House's new Every Kid in a Park program. Students may go to any NPS site or to www.everykidinapark.gov, complete an activity, and obtain a pass good
through August 31, 2019.
Public Transportation to the Home of FDR
Dutchess Transit will provide service from the Poughkeepsie train station only to the Home of FDR site, Mondays through Saturdays 8:00 am-8:00 pm every hour. Cost $1.75 per trip. This bus does not run on Sundays or Holidays.
Women's History Month Film: One Woman, One Vote
Thursday, March 28, 2019, Wallace Visitor Center at Home of FDR
Join us as we celebrate Women's History Month with . . . .
One Woman, One Vote, A film narrated by Susan Sarandon
The United States always positioned itself as the world's greatest democracy, all the while denying the vote to half of its population. Throughout history there have been many avenues for women to fight for equality -- and struggling for the vote was just one of them. This event is free but you will need to register at: Eventbrite
Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Speaker Series
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6:00 PM at the Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center
A Viewing of the the Film: Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class
The film explores the pursuit of the American Dream through the eyes of African American thought leaders as well as regular families all of whom have experienced the unique challenges that African Americans have faced throughout history. Journalist Bob Herbert interviews prominent African Americans including Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson, Congressman Elijah Cummings, President of the Urban League, Marc Morial and policy activist Angela Glove Blackwell, among others.
This is the first in a series of events throughout the year that are part of the 2019 Human Rights Speaker Series presented by the National Park Service and the Eleanor Roosevelt Center At Val-Kill. This is a free public event, but registration is required. Click here to register.
Student Art Exhibit
April 1- May 31, 9:00 am-6:30 pm daily
Henry A. Wallace Visitor & Education Center
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites and the FDR Presidential Library/Museum in partnership with the International Fiber Company Project have worked for months with area schools to explore the National Parks Service through art. In keeping with the National Park Service theme “Find your Park”, this year’s art project theme was “Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Environment”.
400 Students from seventeen area schools created 73 pieces of art for this exhibit on display in the Henry A. Wallace Center located at the FDR Home and Presidential Library/Museum from April 1-May 31, 2019. The exhibit is free of charge. The Henry A. Wallace Center is open seven days a week from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Click here to preview some of the student's artwork
Drop-Off at the Drive-In 2019
Saturday, April 27th, Hyde Park Drive-In, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This is the third annual Earth Day recycling and activity day at the Hyde Park Drive-In. This free event is open to the public and will offer recycling for many household items, Earth Day activities for kids and families and opportunities to learn about maintaining a healthy planet. More information...
Vanderbilt Garden Tours
Sundays, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, Sept 15, Oct 20
Stop by anytime between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm
Interpreter guides from the F.W Vanderbilt Garden Association will be offering FREE tours of the Vanderbilt Gardens the 3rd Sunday of every month, May-October. Learn about the history and the ongoing process of rehabilitating and maintaining the gardens. More information about the gardens is available here.
Hyde Park Trail End-2-End Trek
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Meeting at Vanderbilt Mansion parking lot.
This is a 9 mile End-2-End trek from Top Cottage to Vanderbilt Mansion, via Val-Kill, the Home of FDR site and Riverfront Park. More details to follow.