Eleanor Roosevelt Tour in New York & Washington DC
Women’s Studies in the United States
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Welcome to New York! You’ll take a short car ride to get to Hyde Park. Admire your beautiful surroundings as you wait for your journey to start tomorrow.
Your first stop today is Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill cottage. You’ll enjoy the beautiful gardens as your tour guide tells you about Eleanor’s early life. You’ll see a film and an exhibit about how Eleanor Roosevelt became a political leader.
Today you’ll visit the home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but Eleanor lived here, too. It’s also home to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum, where you will learn about FDR’s time as president and what Eleanor did to help him make important political decisions.
Now it’s time to volunteer! Eleanor Roosevelt was a strong feminist, and she fought for women’s equality. Because women’s reproductive health is undergoing political discussion, this is a great place to make a difference. You’ll work as a shield to people walking into the clinic to keep them away from the protesters.
Then, you’ll hop on a plane to Washington D.C. for the last leg of your tour.
Today, you’ll visit the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers project. The organization is working on publishing all of Eleanor’s papers in both digital and print. There’s not enough documentation of Eleanor Roosevelt’s triumphs and important messages, and they’re on the way to changing that. You’ll get to read from some of these papers and learn more about her.
It’s your last day, but it’s a big one! You’ll visit the White House! It’s difficult to get a pass, but today you’ve got one. You’ll receive a tour with an emphasis on the Roosevelts, showing you what it was like when FDR was in office.
Your trip might be over, but you’ve learned a great deal about an amazing woman. Maybe you can follow in her footsteps someday.
Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady of the United States from 1933-1945. She was an important political figure and activist, and she’s said to have had a great deal of influence during her husband’s presidential terms. On this trip with an emphasis on women’s studies, you’ll learn all about Eleanor’s life and how she changed America.
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