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The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum:..... Some of the programmes offered by this agent are financed by the County of Dutchess. The federal law prohibits any form of discriminatory behavior. Discretionary claims may be submitted to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Washington, DC 20250.
Museum & Appetizations
Poughkeepsie has many historic sites in and around it. Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Musuem, just a few walking distance in nearby Hyde Park, provides facilities, exhibitions and exhibitions on FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt, the whole Roosevelt familiy, the Roosevelt Houses, the Great Depression and the Second World War.
There is a shuttleservice from FDR to two other locations of the national park service: Val-Kill, Mrs. Roosevelt's personal refuge and Top Cottage, which President Roosevelt created as his wheelchair-accessible shelter. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site is also located in Hyde Park. Attendees can visit Frederick Vanderbilt's fully equipped home, explore the exhibition and bookshop of the Centre and admire the stunning view of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains.
Van Wyck Homestead Museum, situated in the Fishkill area and run by the Fishkill Historical Society, has been telling the history of Fishkill since 1683. Today it is registered in the National Register of Historical Sites. Clinton House State Historic Site, constructed in 1765, was most used when Poughkeepsie was the New York City' main city - from 1777 to 1783.
The visitor can see the rugged stone fieldwork, the wood gable ends and the two-foot thick foundations, which currently contain an archive and a history research collection. In Poughkeepsie and the surrounding area you will find a lot of fun. Bardavon 1869 Opera House (www.bardavon. org) on Market Street in Poughkeepsie inner courtyard is a 900-seat theatre that presents shows from tent keepers to Broadway performances and classical film.
Bardavon is also home to the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. The Mid-Hudson Civic Center, a 3,000-seat event location and an adjoining 1,000-seat indoor rink, is one stop away. Civic Center has shows that range from skirt concert to pros. The lower main street is lined with small fine arts galeries, again within the Bardavon and Civic Center complex.
If you are interested in more extensive exhibitions, please go to the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar Collegium (www.fllac.vassar. edu) or the Steel Plant Studios at Marist Collegium (www.marist.edu/publicaffairs). Vassar for its magnificent complex and Marist for its view of a picturesque section of the Hudson River, especially from the college's new Longview Park, which is open from dawn to dawn.
The Dutchess County Arts Council (www.artsmidhudson.org/html/calendar.html) provides a list of our activities. The Poughkeepsie Journal's Enjoy!