Coming Up

Wed., Oct. 11
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Birthday

Free author talk, 1 p.m.,  Henry A. Wallace Center, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library Museum, with Nancy Woloch author of ER in her Own Words. (Details and registration.)  3 p.m., Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, wreath laying ceremony followed by birthday cake and beverages in the Wallace Center.


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.


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.


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.


Writing About Place
Submission deadline: Nov. 10

THV wants students to tell us about places in the Hudson Valley that have special meaning for them. Any student, grades K-12, living and/or attending school in the 11-county Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area is eligible to participate. Details.


Monday, Dec. 4, Hyde Park
Teaching about wildlife migration

Learn more about eels, bald eagles, striped bass, and sturgeon — their habitats and how to teach about them in active ways. Join the Hudson River Estuary Program (NYS DEC) and THV for their annual daylong series of workshops for teaching about the estuary in schools and non-formal settings.  Read more.


Now Available to buy
Nat Geo’s Giant Map of NYS

National Geographic is transitioning from rentals to sales. We understand the NYS map will cost $775 plus shipping and handling. Details: GiantMaps@ngs.org. Maps can be borrowed from Cornell’s Institute for Resource Information Sciences and the NY Geographic Alliance. Watch this space for updates on borrowing maps.


Photos, from the top

  • Archival photo of Eleanor Roosevelt as a school girl.
  • Vanderbilt Gardens, Bill Urbin, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, National Park Service.
  • Aster Laevis courtesy of Beatrix Farrand Garden Association.
  • Student writers, Bill Urbin, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, National Park Service.
  • Glass eels by Leon Liao submitted to National Geographic’s “Your Shot,” 2012.
  • National Geographic’s room-size map, Bill Urbin, NPS