When I Grow Up

Photo of Martin Van Buren standing in a suit

What did Martin Van Buren want to be when he was growing up?


To be honest, we don’t know if Martin Van Buren grew up dreaming about being President of the United States, but this child from Kinderhook did become America’s eighth one.

What is it you want to be when you grow up?

Do you want to be President of the United States like Martin Van Buren?

Check out the book 'All That I can Be' by Mercer Mayer from your local library and read about the many possibilities one ‘little critter’ dreams of being when they grow up.

Then, complete the activity that lets you dream about being President of the United States.

 

Last updated: December 22, 2020

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Martin Van Buren NHS
1013 Old Post Road

Kinderhook , NY 12106-3605

Phone:

518 758-9689 x2040

Contact Us

Stay Connected