Summertime in Hyde Park "All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River" - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1944 Springwood Springwood, FDR’s childhood home, was often called Roosevelt’s “Summer White House.” Owned by his mother Sara until her death in 1941, the property remained Roosevelt’s home throughout his … Continue reading From the Museum
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Figurine of Huckleberry Finn (MO 1971.49.11) Outdoor picnics were one of Eleanor Roosevelt’s favorite activities. In 1933, a large stone picnic fireplace was constructed at Val-Kill, her retreat in Hyde Park. The outdoor grill was used to cook hot dogs, hamburgers, and other foods for family, friends, and famous visitors, including Shirley Temple and … Continue reading From the Museum
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