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"The Three Graces of Val-Kill Lecture" with Author Emily Wilson Hosted by Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association

The Three Graces of Val-Kill: Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook and The Place They Made Their Own” changes the way we think about Eleanor Roosevelt. Emily Wilson examines what she calls the most formative period in Roosevelt's life, from 1922 to 1936, when she cultivated an intimate friendship with Marion Dickerman and Nancy Cook, who helped her build a cottage on the Val-Kill Creek in Hyde Park on the Roosevelt family land In the early years, the three women--the "three graces," as Franklin Delano Roosevelt called them--were nearly inseparable and forged a female-centered community for each other, for family, and for New York's progressive women. Examining this network of close female friends gives readers a more comprehensive picture of the Roosevelts and Eleanor's burgeoning independence in the years that marked Franklin's rise to power in politics.

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Date:Thursday, Nov 16th, 2017
Time:7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:Free - Please register & bring ticket with you
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Location: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
4079 Albany Post Road
Route 9
Hyde Park, NY 12538

It was the nation's first Presidential Library, and it was all FDR's idea to have his papers gathered in one final place. His desk remains just as it was in the Oval Office. The Library has great exhibits, both historic (The FIrst 100 Days, the Depression and WWII) and personal galleries for......Read more

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