FDR In The Hudson Valley

A black and white photograph of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt sitting on wooden chairs in a field, smiling at the camera.
Program description: The Roosevelt Estate in Hyde Park, NY was a place where FDR’s ideals, ambitions and character were shaped. This history talk, offered by Jeff Urbin of the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library, explores the magic the Hudson River Valley held for FDR.

Date/Time: Monday, February 8, 6pm

Registration: Click here to access the meeting (passcode, if needed is FDR).

Offered in collaboration with the Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library, and the Roeliff Jansen Community Library. The first in a series of presentations from the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library to be held in 2021.

“All that is in me cries out to return to my home along the Hudson River,” Franklin Roosevelt said near the end of his life.

Interactive discussion topics include: How did living on the Roosevelt Estate influence FDR? What was it about the Hudson Valley that inspired him so much? How did growing up in the Hudson Valley influence his Presidency? Why is place so important to who we are and who we become?

Future topics and dates in this series are:

The Four Freedoms, March 8
Federal One: Saving the Arts, April 5
Rural Electrification, May 3