Holiday Open House at FDR and Eleanor's
This doors will open – and the halls will be decked historically – this Saturday, December 8, 2018, at the Home of FDR Historic Site and the Roosevelt Library, and Val-Kill, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park.
Check out Roosevelt’s library study decorated for the holidays just like it was during FDR’s presidency. And at Val-Kill, the First Lady’s Hyde Park retreat will be decorated as it was during her lifetime. During the open house, Holly Christiana will continue ER’s family tradition of reading from Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”
Admission is free.
While you’re at the FDR Library, be sure to stop by the annual Children's Reading Festival in the Wallace Center for authors, live music, free photos with Santa and the chance to make holiday cards for sailors on the USS FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR ROOSEVELT.
The reading festival, presented by the Roosevelt Library and the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on December 8, 2018. Children's book authors will read from and sign copies of their books, with featured books available for purchase in the New Deal Store in the Wallace Center.
Children's Reading Festival authors :
1:30 p.m. Barbara Ann Mojica LITTLE MISS HISTORY TRAVELS TO THE NORTH POLE and THE ADVENTURES OF LITTLE MISS HISTORY
2:15 p.m. Iza Trapani JINGLE BELLS and THE BEAR WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN
3:00 p.m. Kevin Christofora TGIT: THANK GOODNESS IT'S T-BALL DAY! (Hometown All Stars) and AMIRA CAN CATCH! (Hometown All Stars)
Holiday Open House
December 8, 2018
9am to 5pm at the Home of FDR National Historic Site and the Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park
1 to 7pm at Val-Kill, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site. There will be no on-site parking after 4pm.
For more information, call 845-486-7745.