FREE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE EVENTS AT FDR PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND HOME, VAL-KILL
OPEN HOUSE EVENTS
AT FDR PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY
AND HOME, VAL-KILL
December 10, 2016
Holiday Open Houses,
Children’s Reading Festival,
Holiday Cards for Troops,
Pictures with Santa
On December 10, 2016, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the Home of FDR National Historic Site will host a series of free holiday events. The Roosevelt Library and the Home of FDR (Springwood) will be open to visitors free of charge on December 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
There will be holiday decorations, refreshments and special activities — including the 11th annual Children’s Reading Festival — beginning at Noon in the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center. Holiday Open House at Val-Kill will run from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on December 10 with a shuttle running from the Wallace Center.
Children’s Reading Festival, Santa and Holiday Cards for Troops
The 11th annual Children’s Reading Festival — presented by the Roosevelt Library and the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District — will be held in the Henry A. Wallace Center, from Noon to 4:00 p.m. on December 10, 2016. Children’s book authors will read from and sign copies of their books. Featured books will be available for purchase in the New Deal Store in the Wallace Center.
Children’s Reading Festival authors include:
and GABE AND GOON
Barbara Ann Mojica
LITTLE MISS HISTORY
TRAVELS TO INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
and LITTLE MISS HISTORY TRAVELS TO SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK
OH, WHAT A CHRISTMAS!
In addition, there will be live music, free photos with Santa from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and children can make holiday cards for sailors on the USS FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (www.ddg-roosevelt.navy.mil) beginning at Noon. Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon.
Holiday Open House on December 10 is from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both at the Home of FDR National Historic Site — where there will be readings from Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” — and at the Roosevelt Library. Both the Home and the Roosevelt Library study will be decorated for the holidays as they were during the Roosevelt presidency. Admission is free to the Home and Library throughout the day.
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (Val-Kill) will also be free and open to visitors from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on December 10. Beginning at 4:00 p.m., visitors to Val-Kill are required to take a shuttle from Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. There will be no onsite parking at Val-Kill on December 10 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Refreshments and music will be provided by the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association.