Beginning in the late 1940s historians with the National Park Service collected stories from friends, neighbors and staff of the Roosevelts and Vanderbilts. The tradition of recording people’s memories and using them to understand our history, and the people who created it carries on to this day.
The National Park Service and the Sound and Story Project have teamed up to offer two special events to be held at the Home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Historic Site, in Hyde Parak, NY.
From April 1st until April 30th at the Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center a special exhibit showcases some of these recordings made over the years.
In conjunction with the exhibit, a Community Conversation will be held Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30pm at the Wallace Visitor Center, which will give participants the opportunity to share their thoughts about these stories and possibly some of their own. There is no charge for the event, but seating is limited. Visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/hofr to reserve your place.
The Sound and Story Project is a non-profit organization that works to collect memories from Hudson Valley communities. Their work helps us to better understand our rich heritage and history. To learn more go to www.soundandstory.org. The project funding was provided by The New York Council for the Humanities.