The Rightful Heritage of the People: Celebrating FDR's Conservation Legacy
Vanderbilt Mansion Visitor Center - Exhibit open everyday from 9 AM - 5 PM
Every Kid in a Park Welcomes 4th Graders
Through August 31, 2018, 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, 2018.
Martin Van Buren Winter Open House
Saturday, December 2, 1-4 pm
Check out www.nps.gov/mava for more details
Vanderbilt Mansion Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 10 am-8 pm
Christmas festivities return to Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site!
After missing a year because of ongoing restoration projects, the Vanderbilt’s Hyde Park mansion will be decorated for the Christmas of 2017. Join us for our annual holiday open house – this year with extended hours, along with some special additions, including 20% off in the museum shop store. Admission will be free and the mansion will be open for self-guided visits from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. For more information contact us at 845-229-7770 or follow us on Facebook
Professional Development for Educators,
Monday, December 4, Wallace Educational & Visitor Center, Home of FDR Site,
Presented by the NYS DEC'S Hudson River Estuary Program and THV
A daylong series of hands-on workshops for teaching about the estuary in schools, parks, and more. Details coming soon. Contact Debi Duke for more details: 845-229-9115, ext 2035 or e-mail us
Teaching About Wildlife Migration
Monday, December 4, 8:45 am - 4 pm
Wallace Visitor and Educational Center, Home of FDR Site
Learn more about eels, bald eagles, striped bass, and sturgeon — their habitats and how to teach about them in active ways. Join the Hudson River Estuary Program (NYS DEC) and Teaching the Hudson Valley for their annual daylong series of workshops for teaching about the estuary in schools and non-formal settings. CTLE-approved. Free; registration required. Details are available here.
Home of Franklin Roosevelt and the FDR Presidential Library & Museum Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9 am-5 pm
At the FDR Home there will be readings from Dickens's "A Christmas Carol"-- and at the Roosevelt Library. Both the Home and the Roosevelt Library study will be decorated for the holidays as they were during the Roosevelt presidency. Admission is free to the Home and Library throughout the day.
Eleanor Roosevelt Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 9, 4-7 pm
Beginning at 4:00 p.m., visitors to Val-Kill are required to take a shuttle from Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. There will be no onsite parking at Val-Kill on December 9 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Refreshments and music will be provided by the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association and Val-Kill will be decorated as it was during Eleanor Roosevelt's lifetime.
Christmas On the Hudson: A Holiday Gala at Vanderbilt Mansion
Friday, December 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Updated 11/21/17 - This Event is Sold Out