Cottage Conversations for 2013
Hyde Park, NY
The Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site Introduces
“Cottage Conversations,” for 2013
In Depth Discovery about the Life and Times of the Roosevelts and Vanderbilts
Hyde Park, NY: By popular demand, the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites is presenting a new series of “Cottage Conversations” for 2013 to be held in Stone Cottage at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, NY. Sarah Olson, National Park Service Superintendent, said “Last year’s series of programs sold out almost immediately. Our visitors welcomed the opportunity to learn more about Mrs. Roosevelt and enjoying a conversation over tea and cookies resonated with all who participated.”
This year, the program is expanding to cover additional topics about the lives of the Roosevelts and the Vanderbilts. Said Olson, “these are subjects that fascinate us all, yet a traditional tour doesn’t allow us the time to go into them deeply. Cottage Conversations do.”
These unique programs are free but requires reservations to participate in a conversation in Mrs. Roosevelt’s Stone Cottage. The Cottage Conversations are 45 minutes to one hour in length and are facilitated by knowledgeable Rangers.
2013 Cottage Conversations Dates:
Saturday, July 13, 11:30 am- Railroads, and the Family That Built Them
Sunday, August 4, 11:30 am- Mrs. Vanderbilt Lied About Her Age...And Other Things The Internet Told Me
Sunday, August 18, 11:30 am- FDR, Living with Polio
Saturday, September 7, 11:30 am- Branching Out: FDR As Tree Farmer
Sunday, October 6, 11:30 am- "Growing Up Eleanor" - Eleanor Roosevelt's Own Family and Its Influence on her life.
Tea and Cookies will be served. Limit of 15 people for the program
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
56 Val-Kill Park Road
National Park Service
"The National Park Service preserves the cultural and natural resources of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, and the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Sites and provides for their public appreciation and enjoyment."