History Speaks Costumed Tours of FDR Home

The Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites announce a new living history program allowing visitors to experience the FDR Home through the eyes of the Roosevelts’ staff.

“History Speaks” is a one-hour tour which introduces the visitor to the Butler, Cook, Maid, and one of FDR’s Secret Service agents. Visitors will step back in time to 1939 and be guided through the house by these costumed interpreters who reveal the inner workings of the Roosevelt household , including hosting a special visit of England’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Hyde Park earlier that year. This marked the first time in American history that a reigning British Monarch had visited the United States.

Sarah Olson, Superintendent of the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, commented: “We’re excited to offer the public a unique way to engage with our national history, at a dramatic moment in Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidency.”

This first person costumed interpretive program will be offered on Saturday June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, and October 8, 2012 throughout the day. Reservations can be made by calling 845-229-5320. Regular admission fee applies.

Related Articles

  • NPS Historian Talk on FDR, Hyde Park MemorialNPS Historian Talk on FDR, Hyde Park Memorial National Park Service Historian, Dr. Dennis Montagna will present a talk entitled “A Designing President—FDR and his Enduring Memorial” this Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 PM. The talk will be […]
  • Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps EventAdirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Event The Adirondack Museum will offer its fifth event in the 2012 Cabin Fever Sunday series, the “Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps: History, Memories and Legacy of the CCC,” in […]
  • New Book on Adirondack CCC CampsNew Book on Adirondack CCC Camps Marty Podskoch's newest book Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Its History, Memories and Legacy of the CCC, is now available. The 352-page large-format book contains 185 […]

2 thoughts on “History Speaks Costumed Tours of FDR Home

  • November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
    Permalink

    i believe you mean King George VI. George IV was an uncle of Queen Victoria.

    Reply
  • November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
    Permalink

    Thank you Judy. We made the change.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *