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Publishing personal stories about our employees, volunteers, and visitors; promoting events; and exposing some of the things and places you might not get to see when you visit our park.

Return of the Mayflower Returns to the Home of FDR

May 31, 2017 Posted by: Frank Futral, Curator at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site

"The Return of the Mayflower" painting returns to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and is once again on exhibit as the President placed it in the final years of his life.

 

Holiday Happenings around Hyde Park

December 20, 2016 Posted by: Ashley Cotrange, Social Media Intern, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS

This time of year is often full of holiday celebrations, and Hyde Park is no exception. Visitors to our three national historic sites got to enjoy a variety of activities to help them get into the holiday spirit.

 

A Modern Day Torchlight Parade

October 30, 2016 Posted by: Cassie Kelly, Social Media Intern, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS

On election eve 1928, the people of Hyde Park marched with torches in hand to Springwood, the family home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was campaigning for Governor of New York. When they arrived, they were given one message: vote. “ The continuing health and vigor of our democratic system depends on the public spirit and devotion of its citizens which find expression in the ballot box.”

 

Living History with Doris Mack

September 11, 2016 Posted by: Cassie Kelly, Social Media Intern, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site

Here at the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, all of our interpreters are unique. We have skydivers and fly-fishermen, musicians and artists, but one of them, actually a VIP (Volunteer-In-Parks) is quite literally a part of the unique history here at the park. Doris Mack, 94, has a very special connection at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site because she sat at the dining table with Mrs. Roosevelt many years ago.

 

Picnic Diplomacy and the Fourth Annual Val-Kill Picnic & Square Dance

September 01, 2016 Posted by: Julia Jardine and Alexis Williams, interns at The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership

Have you ever heard the phrase, “diplomacy is no picnic?”

 

Hope Crew Revitalizes Eleanor Roosevelt’s Playhouse

August 25, 2016 Posted by: Cassie Kelly, Social Media Intern, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site

If you’ve been to the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site recently, you may have noticed a hardworking group of young adults doing renovations on the playhouse behind Stone Cottage. The group has come a long way since they first started their mission in 2004.

 

NPS Celebrates 100 Years

August 18, 2016 Posted by: Cassie Kelly, Social Media Intern, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service will celebrate an entire century of preserving our nation’s history and environment since its establishment by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. We are proud to be a part of this exciting day in the life of the NPS and decided to share some special stories from our own rangers’ experiences.

 

Painting the Park

August 04, 2016 Posted by: Cassie Kelly, Social Media Intern, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site

When visitors walk through our parks, it feels like they are walking through a painting. It can be a very inspiring place for artists of all kinds. In fact, you’ll often find people propped up with their easels and paint brushes to paint the scene before them or kneeling down to get that perfect shot of a flower with their camera. A place as beautiful as a national park always attracts the artistic eye.

 

Restoring History at Farm Lane

July 27, 2016 Posted by: Cassie Kelly, Social Media Intern, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site

Between the historic home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the humble cottage of his wife Eleanor, is a historical trail connecting the two national historic sites. The trail is known as Farm Lane and is used as a pedestrian and bicycle pathway for visitors to travel from one site to the other. The 334 acres of woodland landscape was once a part of the 1,500 acres that the Roosevelt’s owned and is now home to a diverse habitat for many kinds of wildlife.

 

Our Green Machines

July 14, 2016 Posted by: Cassie Kelly, Social Media Intern, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS

If you’ve stopped by the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site recently, you may have noticed our new furry friends.

 

National Park Service Inspires Marist Fashion Mag

July 06, 2016 Posted by: Cassie Kelly, Social Media Intern, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site

The 100th anniversary of the National Park Service was the perfect inspiration. The students decided to stay close to home and have all of the photography taken just up the road at the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site in Hyde Park.

 

Hyde Park Parade

June 30, 2016 Posted by: Cassie Kelly, Social Media Intern, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site

This year, the Fourth of July Parade in Hyde Park will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Going along with the theme that they have been promoting all year, the parade will emphasize the importance of the National Park Service on American History, especially their role in Hyde Park.

 

Introduction

June 21, 2016 Posted by: Cassie Kelly, Social Media Intern

Welcome to our new blog! Stories from Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site.

 

Last updated: June 22, 2016

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