December 20, 2016
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.
October 30, 2016
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.”
September 11, 2016
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.
September 01, 2016
Have you ever heard the phrase, “diplomacy is no picnic?”
August 25, 2016
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.
August 18, 2016
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.
August 04, 2016
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
July 27, 2016
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.
July 14, 2016
If you’ve stopped by the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site recently, you may have
noticed our new furry friends.
July 06, 2016
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.
June 30, 2016
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.
June 21, 2016
Welcome to our new blog! Stories from Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site.