Roosevelt Family Home Garden 2022

The first major project undertaken by the Foundation at the suggestion of the National Park Service and in partnership with the NPS was the recreation of the Roosevelt family home garden. The Foundation raised $350,000 from individuals and charitable foundations, a sum matched by the NPS as a 2016 Centennial grant. Over the subsequent two […]

Stuart Land Acquisition

Top Cottage Trail Sign

At the suggestion of the National Park Service, in 2017 the Foundation agreed to raise funds in support of materials needed for the operation of a Junior Ranger program at the Hyde Park sites over four successive visitor seasons. With support from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, the program has been a great success. […]

Junior Ranger Program

Junior Rangers

At the suggestion of the National Park Service, in 2017 the Foundation agreed to raise funds in support of materials needed for the operation of a Junior Ranger program at the Hyde Park sites over four successive visitor seasons. With support from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, the program has been a great success. […]

Morgan Property Acquisition

FDR Estate

We, as Americans, have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to conserve a 90-plus-acre parcel of land in New York’s historic Hudson Valley that borders the home of one of our most visionary leaders: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the nation’s 32nd President. Known as “the Morgan Property,” it was deeded by the estate of FDR’s late neighbor to Scenic Hudson […]

FDR Hyde Park Foundation Forestry Project

FDR Estate Aerial Photograph

The purpose of the FDR Hyde Park Foundation Forestry Project is to improve the presentation of three forestry plantations, develop adjacent new demonstration plots, and restore the view of the Hudson River from Top Cottage at FDR’s home, Springwood, in Hyde Park, N.Y. The project will further the visitor’s silvicultural education, controlling the growth and […]

Hot Dog Picnic

“Democratic informality” returned to the Hudson Valley as the Foundation hosted a tented fundraiser at Top Cottage in honor of the 79th anniversary of the famous Royal “hot dog” picnic at the site in 1939. The buffet-style menu, prepared by local chef Charles Fells, Jr. of The Artist’s Palate in Poughkeepsie, took its cue from […]

Roosevelt Family Home Garden

Roses

The first major project undertaken by the Foundation at the suggestion of the National Park Service and in partnership with the NPS was the recreation of the Roosevelt family home garden. The Foundation raised $350,000 from individuals and charitable foundations, a sum that was matched by the NPS as a 2016 Centennial grant. Over the […]