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  • The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership - HOME
    Us UPCOMING EVENTS NEW ELEANOR S CIRCLE EVENTS Douglas Brinkley 4th ANNUAL PICNIC SQUARE DANCE JUNE 4 2016 Recent Events Read more about Clementine and Sonia Purnell here 2015 FOLLOWING IN HER FOOTSTEPS AWARDS On March 25th the Partnership recognized three extraordinary women following in Eleanor s footsteps Ambassador Swanee Hunt Barbara Lee and Liz Walker For more on this event and this award please visit our FOLLOWING IN HER FOOTSTEPS page Partnership Celebrates Women s History Month In addition to our Following In Her Footsteps Awards the Partnership celebrated Women s History Month with a WOMEN CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT co hosted with EPA Region 2 and our National Park Service partner RECENT NEWS COVERAGE Opinion Cheers to Park Helpers Partnership recognized by the Journal Opinion page for our 2 million in direct contributions to the site Dance picnic supports Eleanor Roosevelt s legacy Eleanor Roosevelt Val Kill Partnership hosts night of honors Climate Change Summit Evokes Eleanor Roosevelt s Spirit Eleanor Roosevelt Up Close Eleanor Roosevelt and Val Kill Emergence of a Political Leader on permanent display New exhibit sheds light on family life at Val Kill View Our Most Recent Newsletter Stay Connected J oin our e news

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  • ABOUT - The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership
    restoration of Val Kill cottages and grounds including receipt of HGTV s Restore America grant in 2005 a joint project of the Save America s Treasures program the National Trust and HGTV as one of 12 sites selected from among 1 200 SAT sites nationwide We purchased the return of many of Eleanor Roosevelt s original belongings to the Val Kill collection personal papers books furnishings artworks family heirlooms and original Val Kill Industries furniture pieces from her pre New Deal business venture to support local agriculture As the sponsor of long range interpretive programming for Val Kill the Partnership has been an integral partner in strengthening the visitor s experience at Val Kill and giving them a deeper understanding of Eleanor Roosevelt s influence as a champion for social change and human rights The Partnership funded Val Kill s first Visitor s Center and orientation exhibits co produced an award winning documentary Close to Home seen with every tour and underwrote the re opening of the original Stone Cottage to the public with a new milestone exhibit Eleanor Roosevelt and Val Kill Emergence of a Political Leader Since incorporating as our own nonprofit less than two years ago the Partnership has brought original on site programming to Val Kill to help reanimate the site as the Roosevelt s most loved to enjoy it Our annual Picnic now in its third year brings over 200 guests to Val Kill in the tradition of the Roosevelts Picnic Diplomacy in their time We have organized international visits including the first African head of state since Eleanor s era His Excellency President Mahama of the Republic of Ghana to Val Kill who came to celebrate Human Rights Days and we hosted United Nations Under Secretary General Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo

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  • Board & Staff - The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership
    Board Staff Founding Chair Hillary Rodham Clinton Chair Manuela Roosevelt National Park Service Sarah Olson Superintendent Roosevelt Vanderbilt National Historic Sites Executive Director Uri Perrin Board Claudine Bacher Founding Chair Immediate Past Co Chair Erin Cannan Jeri Diehl Cusack Joan Dufrense Michele Midori Fillion Georgie Gatch Immediate Past Co Chair Carol Hillman Secretary John Kenyon Kinnear Jr Barbara Abramoff Levy Bobbie Greene McCarthy Christopher E Myer Treasuer David B Roosevelt Manuela Roosevelt Chair Abigail Ruane Jill Savitt National Council Jane Alexander Maurine Beasley Allida M Black PhD Blanche Wiesen Cook PhD Maureen Corr 1999 2009 Susan Curnan Priscilla H Douglas EdD Susan Eisenhower Hamilton Fish Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Blanche K Goldstein Esq Betsy Shure Gross Pamela Hayes Esq Cheryl Bell Homer Representative Nita Lowey Harriet Millrose Sally Minard Richard Moe Sharon Patrick Lia Poorvu James Ann Roosevelt Eleanor Seagraves Silda Wall Spitzer Esq Cathy Douglas Stone Esq Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Hon Christine Todd Whitman Second in Board members Barbary Abramoff Levy and Carol Hillman Executive Director Uri Perrin National Council member Priscilla Douglas Bill Poorvu National Council Member Lia Poorvu and Board Members Carol Hillman and Barbara Abramoff Levy at the opening of the Stone Cottage exhibits funded by the

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  • About Our Work - The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership
    restoration of Val Kill cottages and grounds including receipt of HGTV s Restore America grant in 2005 a joint project of the Save America s Treasures program the National Trust and HGTV as one of 12 sites selected from among 1 200 SAT sites nationwide We purchased the return of many of Eleanor Roosevelt s original belongings to the Val Kill collection personal papers books furnishings artworks family heirlooms and original Val Kill Industries furniture pieces from her pre New Deal business venture to support local agriculture As the sponsor of long range interpretive programming for Val Kill the Partnership has been an integral partner in strengthening the visitor s experience at Val Kill and giving them a deeper understanding of Eleanor Roosevelt s influence as a champion for social change and human rights The Partnership funded Val Kill s first Visitor s Center and orientation exhibits co produced an award winning documentary Close to Home seen with every tour and underwrote the re opening of the original Stone Cottage to the public with a new milestone exhibit Eleanor Roosevelt and Val Kill Emergence of a Political Leader Since incorporating as our own nonprofit less than two years ago the Partnership has brought original on site programming to Val Kill to help reanimate the site as the Roosevelt s most loved to enjoy it Our annual Picnic now in its third year brings over 200 guests to Val Kill in the tradition of the Roosevelts Picnic Diplomacy in their time We have organized international visits including the first African head of state since Eleanor s era His Excellency President Mahama of the Republic of Ghana to Val Kill who came to celebrate Human Rights Days and we hosted United Nations Under Secretary General Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo

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  • Val-Kill & History of the Val-Kill Partnership - The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership
    her friends added a small furniture factory in which they established Val Kill Industries where local farmers produced early American furniture pewter and woven goods in the off season to supplement their income and prevent them from having to migrate to the cities Mrs Roosevelt s experience with Val Kill Industries helped shape her interest in Arthurdale and other New Deal efforts to create self supporting rural communities When the factory closed in 1936 during the Great Depression Mrs Roosevelt remodeled the building as a residence In its lovely pastoral setting the modest Val Kill Cottage is the only home that Eleanor Roosevelt considered her own It is where she began to emerge as an individual and where she spent much of her life after the President s death in 1945 Until her own death in 1962 the cottage was where she wrote entertained world leaders political figures and school children and where she did much of her work as a delegate to the United Nations Among the many personal artifacts papers and Roosevelt family heirlooms that remain there are several examples of the furniture produced in the Val Kill factory Today Mrs Roosevelt s home is owned and operated by the National Park Service In 1998 Val Kill Cottage was designated an Official Project of Save America s Treasures SAT In June 2000 then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton led a Save America s Treasures Tour to Val Kill which inspired the launch of the private volunteer effort Honoring Eleanor Roosevelt HER led by founding SAT Committee members Claudine Bacher of New York City and later Chaired by Carol Hillman of Boston The group s successful grassroots efforts have helped raise almost 1 2 million for projects at Val Kill Cottage including restoration of the Roosevelt grandchildren s playhouse

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  • VISIT - The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership
    will experience the only place Eleanor Roosevelt felt was her home and learn about the guests who filled Val Kill on a regular basis pictured above our Founder Hillary Rodham Clinton touring Eleanor s sleeping porch Explore the new exhibits in Stone Cottage Free The Partnership was the proud sponsor of the new permanent Stone Cottage Exhibits Eleanor Roosevelt and Val Kill Emergence of a Political Leader Explore home videos on the Roosevelt s at Val Kill and original artifacts about this pivotal time in Eleanor Roosevelt s life Deep thanks to lead benefactors Lia William Poorvu Claudine Fred Bacher The Muriel F Siebert Foundation with additional support from the Roosevelt Vanderbilt Historical Association as well as countless supporters of The Eleanor Roosevelt Val Kill Partnership like you Open year round FREE to all DIRECTIONS TRANSPORTATION Walk in Eleanor s Footsteps Enjoy the grounds gardens or take a hike on one of her favorite paths Eleanor took several walks a day at Val Kill Enjoy the grounds and gardens as they are restored to to way Eleanor enjoyed them as part of an ongoing Landscape Treatment Plan designed by NPS and the Olmsted Center Pets welcome at Val Kill In

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  • Getting to Val-Kill - The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership
    EVENTS Upcoming Events Annual Val Kill Picnic Square Dance 2015 Eleanor Roosevelt Following In Her Footsteps Awards Past Events WAYS TO SUPPORT Intern Blogs Contact Us Public Transportation Shuttle Service The Metro North Commuter Railroad and Amtrak both stop in Poughkeepsie about 5 miles south of the park Schedules are available online or call Amtrak 1 800 872 7245 or Metro North at 800 638 7646 for information Taxi service from other points in the local area is also available Roosevelt Ride From May to October the National Park Service offers morning pick up service from the Poughkeepsie train station Click here for FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE Taxi s from Train Station Some local taxi s that offer service from Poughkeepsie train station include Dandy the Lion 845 629 3636 Roy s taxi 845 453 4267 Valley Taxi 845 454 1818 Directions The Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site Val Kill is on Route 9G in Hyde Park NY about 90 miles north of New York City and 70 miles south of Albany Please use the following address 54 Valkill Park Road Hyde Park NY 12538 Nearest Airports The closest major airport is Stewart International Airport in Newburgh New York near junction

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  • PROJECTS - The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership
    as a place of ideals and inspiration To date the Partnership has raised over 2 million dollars in direct benefits to the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site Award Winning Close to Home film Seen with every tour the Partnership co produced the Close to Home documentary which recently won the United Nations Association Film Festival Award in 2013 Narrated by actress Jane Alexander our film highlights ER s leadership as a champion of social justice and racial equality providing visitors to Val Kill with an understanding of Eleanor s influence as one of the 20th century s most influential leaders In Her Own Words Teaching Eleanor Roosevelt includes lesson plans for K high school classes Prepared by The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project with funding from the GE Fund through The Eleanor Roosevelt Val Kill Partnership and Save America s Treasures The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project has also made Eleanor Roosevelt s My Day column published six days a week for 26 years key word searchable for the entire archive New Acquisitions When Val Kill was established as a national historic site 30 years ago Mrs Roosevelt s estate had already been disbursed soon after her passing through two auctions The Partnership has been a significant resource for returning her original belongings to the collections New Stone Cottage Exhibits Eleanor Roosevelt and Val Kill Emergence of a Political Leader takes an in depth study of the early years of Val Kill when Eleanor Roosevelt joined a group of independent minded women dedicated to shaping politics and social policy New work and new expectations ignited a stirring friendship with political activists Nancy Cook and Marion Dickerman Together at Val Kill they created jobs steered party politics and advanced social reform Living and working at Val Kill was the start of Eleanor s

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