Upcoming Events

Aug. 20, Sept. 17, & Oct. 15, 1-4 pm
Garden Tours at Vanderbilt Mansion

Led by trained interpreters from the F. W. Vanderbilt Garden Association. For more information, please contact Cecily Frazier at 845-876-7462 or email info@vanderbiltgarden.org.

Sept. 16 & Oct. 17, 9 am
Hands-in-the-Dirt Workshops

Farrand’s Favorite Fall Flowers and Putting the Garden to Bed, Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park. Get more information.


Apply by Sept. 17

Archive the Internet with the Library of Congress

Middle and high school students — in class or extra curricular programs — select, describe, and preserve Web content while gaining a unique perspective on how history is recorded. Learn more and apply.

Wed., Oct. 11
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Birthday

Celebrate ER’s birthday at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park. Remarks followed by a wreath laying ceremony. Birthday cake and beverages will be served in the Wallace Visitor Center at following the ceremony.


Save the date: Dec. 4, Hyde Park
Hudson River Estuary Program

Each year, NYS DEC and THV sponsor a daylong series of workshops for teaching about the estuary in schools, parks, and more. Watch for details.


Photos from top

Vanderbilt Gardens by Bill Urbin, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, National Park Service.

Aster Laevis courtesy of Beatrix Farrand Garden Association.

Library of Congress, Archive-It blog.

Archival photo of Eleanor Roosevelt as a school girl.

Water celery courtesy of NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation.