December 10, 2022
Holiday Open Houses with Decorations, Children's Reading Festival, Live Music, Holiday Cards for Sailors on the USS ROOSEVELT, Pictures with Santa

  HYDE PARK, NY -- On Saturday, December 10, 2022, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the Home of FDR National Historic Site will host a full day of free holiday events. The Roosevelt Library will be open to visitors free of charge from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Home of FDR (Springwood) will have tours available from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be holiday decorations, refreshments and special activities -- including the annual Children's Reading Festival and free photos with Santa -- beginning at Noon in the Henry A. Wallace Center. In addition, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (Val-Kill) will be decorated for the holidays and open from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  Children's Reading Festival, Santa and Holiday Cards for Sailors

  The 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 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on December 10, 2022. 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:

  1:30 p.m.
Lu Ann Schnable Kaldor and Eve S. Gendron

  2:15 p.m.
Karen Finnegan

  3:00 p.m.
Barbara Ann Mojica

  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 (more info) beginning at Noon. Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon in the Wallace Center lobby.

  Holiday Open House - December 10, 2022 - Roosevelt Library and Home, Val-Kill

  Holiday Open House on December 10 is from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Home of FDR National Historic Site 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, decorated for the holidays, and open to visitors from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on December 10.

  For more information please call: Cliff Laube, Roosevelt Library, (845) 486-7745; or Franceska Macsali Urbin, National Park Service, (845) 229‑6225.

  Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

Designed by Franklin Roosevelt and dedicated on June 30, 1941, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is the nation's first presidential library and the only one used by a sitting president. Administered by the National Archives and Records Administration since 1941, the Library preserves and makes accessible to the American people the records of FDR's presidency. The Roosevelt Library's mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the lives and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their continuing impact on contemporary life. This work is carried out through the Library's archives and research room, museum collections and exhibitions, innovative educational programs, and engaging public programming. For more information about the Library or its programs call (800) 337-8474 or visit   back...