Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association

Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association We are an official National Park Service Cooperating Association running the museum shops at both the Vanderbilt Mansion NHS and Eleanor Roosevelt NHS.
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The Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. We are an official National Park Service Cooperating Association that supports programming and preservation at the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites.

The Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. We are an official National Park Service Cooperating Association that supports programming and preservation at the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites.

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While we can't celebrate in person, we would be remiss not to celebrate at all.  Happy 139th Birthday Franklin D. Roosev...
01/30/2021

While we can't celebrate in person, we would be remiss not to celebrate at all. Happy 139th Birthday Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Today we celebrate FDR's 139th Birthday!

View our virtual ceremony here:
https://youtu.be/XYrpDaGqt5g

#franklinroosevelt #birthday #wreathlaying #january30th #nationalparkservice #hydepark #npshydepark Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

Baby, it's cold outside... BUT the grounds are beautiful!  Come take a walk around the park and stop in the museum shop ...
12/19/2020

Baby, it's cold outside... BUT the grounds are beautiful! Come take a walk around the park and stop in the museum shop to warm up and finish your holiday shopping.

We have some great non-electronic kids toys, fantastic books, and holiday must-haves! We are open Saturday and Sunday from 11-3pm.

Not quite finished with your holiday decorations?  We have some great treasures!Come check out the museum shop today and...
12/12/2020

Not quite finished with your holiday decorations? We have some great treasures!

Come check out the museum shop today and tomorrow from 11-3pm

Nothing to do on this rainy day?  Come shop with us!  Wear your most festive holiday sweater this weekend and get 10% of...
12/05/2020

Nothing to do on this rainy day? Come shop with us! Wear your most festive holiday sweater this weekend and get 10% off your purchase!

What better organization to support than a partnership of our local National Parks?  If you are looking for a great caus...
12/01/2020

What better organization to support than a partnership of our local National Parks? If you are looking for a great cause to support this Giving Tuesday, RVHA is it!

www.RooseveltVanderbilt.org

Our online shop is open for business! As we iron through things, we will be offering in-store pickup ONLY at this time. ...
11/29/2020
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association

Our online shop is open for business! As we iron through things, we will be offering in-store pickup ONLY at this time. Purchases may be picked up Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11am-3pm EST in our Museum Shop at the Vanderbilt Mansion NHS, located in the Pavilion Visitor Center, through December 20th. Check out our revamped website and online shop at rooseveltvanderbilt.org

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Welcome to the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association's official website! We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) association with the goal of enhancing visitor's experience and knowledge at the...

It's Small Business Saturday.  Make sure to support your local shops... Like us... Today and every day!  We are open 11-...
11/28/2020

It's Small Business Saturday. Make sure to support your local shops... Like us... Today and every day! We are open 11-3. Let us help you with your holiday gift giving.

11/27/2020

It is officially the Holiday Season! Looking for a great unique gift? The museum shop will be open today, Saturday, and Sunday from 11-3. Stop in and say "hi".

Looking for the perfect gift for your historian?  We have an amazing selection of books.  Come check us out.  We are her...
11/21/2020

Looking for the perfect gift for your historian? We have an amazing selection of books. Come check us out. We are here today until 3.

Today is the day!  After many months away, we are finally open.  Come stop by and say "hello".
11/20/2020

Today is the day! After many months away, we are finally open. Come stop by and say "hello".

This Friday! Our Museum Shop Reopens at Vanderbilt Visitor Center for your Holiday Shopping!!!Friday, Saturday and Sunda...
11/19/2020

This Friday! Our Museum Shop Reopens at Vanderbilt Visitor Center for your Holiday Shopping!!!

Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting November 20th from 11:00 to 3:00 through December 20th.

Support our organization while shopping local. A nice selection of holiday décor and items perfect for gifting are available now.

In order to prevent the spread of COVID we observe social distancing and will limit the number of shoppers permitted in the store at one time. You may have a short wait. We thank you for wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth while inside our store.

Last day to bid on these amazing items from the RVHA gift shop at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site! Click here:...
06/24/2020

Last day to bid on these amazing items from the RVHA gift shop at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site! Click here: https://aarauctions.com/servlet/Search.do?auctionId=4027 Purchases help support events and programming at Vanderbilt as well as at Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

Only 2 more days to get your bids in on some fabulous items from our gift store! Check it out and help support our amazi...
06/22/2020
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Only 2 more days to get your bids in on some fabulous items from our gift store! Check it out and help support our amazing historical sites 😊👍🏼 https://aarauctions.com/servlet/Search.do?auctionId=4027

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Did you know that as an official National Park Service Cooperating Association, RVHA is the oldest cooperating associati...
06/15/2020

Did you know that as an official National Park Service Cooperating Association, RVHA is the oldest cooperating association with the federal government in America! How cool is that?! It's easy to believe when you consider the amazing historical sites we support through our work. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association's cover photo
06/15/2020

Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association's cover photo

Lots of young people have dreams of moving to upstate NY to be self sufficient on a farm. Frederick and Louise Vanderbil...
04/02/2020

Lots of young people have dreams of moving to upstate NY to be self sufficient on a farm. Frederick and Louise Vanderbilt did just that. In 1901 they built a farm complex across route 9 . Designed by Alfred Hopkins the farm had a heated dairy barn. 📸@nationalparkservice

#rvha #farm #dairyfarm #selfsufficient #rooseveltvanderbilthistoricalassociation #vanderbiltmansion #giftshop #museumshop #bookstore #hydepark #nps #nationalparkservice #park #vanderbilt #gildedage #shop #store #history #gift #nationalpark #park #newyork #hydepark #vanderbiltmansion #vama #roosevelt #valkill #eleanorroosevelt #fdr

Growing up near Hyde Park I was always proud to have the home of a great president right in town. #rvha #springwood #his...
03/31/2020

Growing up near Hyde Park I was always proud to have the home of a great president right in town.

#rvha #springwood #historichomes #rooseveltvanderbilthistoricalassociation #vanderbiltmansion #giftshop #museumshop #bookstore #hydepark #nps #nationalparkservice #park #vanderbilt #gildedage #shop #store #history #gift #nationalpark #park #newyork #hydepark #vanderbiltmansion #vama #roosevelt #valkill #eleanorroosevelt #fdr

Eleanor Roosevelt created the name Val-kill using inspiration from the original Dutch settlers in the area. "Val" meanin...
03/29/2020

Eleanor Roosevelt created the name Val-kill using inspiration from the original Dutch settlers in the area. "Val" meaning fall and "Kill" referring to a body of water the name loosely translates to "waterfall-stream".

#rvha #dutch #history #facts #rooseveltvanderbilthistoricalassociation #vanderbiltmansion #giftshop #museumshop #bookstore #hydepark #nps #nationalparkservice #park #vanderbilt #gildedage #shop #store #history #gift #nationalpark #park #newyork #hydepark #vanderbiltmansion #vama #roosevelt #valkill #eleanorroosevelt #fdr

The Vanderbilt Mansion National Historical Site in Hyde Park is the ONLY gilded age mansion owned by the National Park S...
03/27/2020

The Vanderbilt Mansion National Historical Site in Hyde Park is the ONLY gilded age mansion owned by the National Park Service

📸@nationalparkservice

#rvha #facts #rooseveltvanderbilthistoricalassociation #vanderbiltmansion #giftshop #museumshop #bookstore #hydepark #nps #nationalparkservice #park #vanderbilt #gildedage #shop #store #history #gift #nationalpark #park #newyork #hydepark #vanderbiltmansion #vama #roosevelt #valkill #eleanorroosevelt #fdr

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
03/24/2020

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

The Town of Hyde Park generally had two practicing doctors, and both Mrs. Vanderbilt and her friend and neighbor Mrs. Archibald Rogers authorized the doctors to provide trained nurses for home visits to the sick at their expense. During the flu epidemic in 1918, Mrs. Vanderbilt was rumored to have paid one of the town's doctors as much as $1,000 for treatment of the ill. Estate employees reported that Louise knew almost every family in Hyde Park. Through her agents, including employees, doctors, and ministers in the village, she learned of families struggling with health and financial difficulties. She frequently visited families personally and provided relief in the form of coal, food, and medical expenses. Her concern for sufferers of tuberculosis prompted her to send those afflicted to Saranac Lake for rest and recovery.”

My what nice weather we're having. On your walk at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Park why not stop by the gift shop to...
03/09/2020

My what nice weather we're having. On your walk at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Park why not stop by the gift shop to see what we have and support the park service.

#rvha #warmweather #books #windowdisplay #walk #trails #hiking #rooseveltvanderbilthistoricalassociation #vanderbiltmansion #giftshop #museumshop #bookstore #hydepark #nps #nationalparkservice #park #vanderbilt #gildedage #shop #store #history #gift #nationalpark #park #newyork #hydepark #vanderbiltmansion #vama #roosevelt #valkill #eleanorroosevelt #fdr #product

We are moving some furniture around to try out a different layout of the shop. It's fun to think about how a customer wi...
02/28/2020

We are moving some furniture around to try out a different layout of the shop. It's fun to think about how a customer will wander and how we can lead them through the space.

Art by @kronos03130

#rvha #art #fredrickvanderbilt #rooseveltvanderbilthistoricalassociation #vanderbiltmansion #giftshop #museumshop #bookstore #hydepark #nps #nationalparkservice #park #vanderbilt #gildedage #shop #store #history #gift #nationalpark #park #newyork #hydepark #vanderbiltmansion #vama #roosevelt #valkill #eleanorroosevelt #fdr

We are all stocked on National Park Passports and Passport Stamps. We are up to date with the 2020 passport stamp set an...
02/27/2020

We are all stocked on National Park Passports and Passport Stamps. We are up to date with the 2020 passport stamp set and we were featured in the 2003 stamp set.

Stop by the shop to get yours and support the park service.

#rvha #nationalparkpassport #rooseveltvanderbilthistoricalassociation #vanderbiltmansion #giftshop #museumshop #bookstore #hydepark #nps #nationalparkservice #park #vanderbilt #gildedage #shop #store #history #gift #nationalpark #park #newyork #hydepark #vanderbiltmansion #vama #roosevelt #valkill #eleanorroosevelt #fdr #product #sale @ Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

Our sale last week was a success. Thank you to everyone who was able to come out for it. Now we have room to order new p...
02/24/2020

Our sale last week was a success. Thank you to everyone who was able to come out for it. Now we have room to order new products for the spring!!

Here is a picture of Dennis Wakeman bringing home a coveted lamp for only $30 from the original $100.

#rvha #rooseveltvanderbilthistoricalassociation #vanderbiltmansion #giftshop #museumshop #bookstore #hydepark #nps #nationalparkservice #park #vanderbilt #gildedage #shop #store #history #gift #nationalpark #park #newyork #hydepark #vanderbiltmansion #vama #roosevelt #valkill #eleanorroosevelt #fdr #product #sale

02/17/2020

JUST FOUR HOURS LEFT IN OUR 70% OFF SALE!!

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE VANDERBILT GIFT SHOP ATTIC SALE! 9:00-4:30!!! 70% off almost the ENTIRE store! There’s some...
02/17/2020

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE VANDERBILT GIFT SHOP ATTIC SALE! 9:00-4:30!!! 70% off almost the ENTIRE store!
There’s something for everyone! The nature lover! The animal lover! The Christmas Lover! The history lover! The book lover! The watch lover! And so much more!
Remember! The first 8 customers to make a purchase receives free gifts!!

So many great items still available and are 70% off!! Sale goes through tomorrow 2/17 until 4:30!
02/16/2020

So many great items still available and are 70% off!! Sale goes through tomorrow 2/17 until 4:30!

Meet  Joe Gasparini! He is one of our hard working board members who is happy to greet you at our Attic 70% off Sale hap...
02/16/2020

Meet Joe Gasparini! He is one of our hard working board members who is happy to greet you at our Attic 70% off Sale happening all weekend!!!

Day one of the sale was a great success and there are still many excellent things on sale. We hope to see you today!#rvh...
02/16/2020

Day one of the sale was a great success and there are still many excellent things on sale. We hope to see you today!

#rvha #persidentsday #rooseveltvanderbilthistoricalassociation #vanderbiltmansion #giftshop #museumshop #bookstore #hydepark #nps #nationalparkservice #park #vanderbilt #gildedage #shop #store #history #gift #nationalpark #park #newyork #hydepark #vanderbiltmansion #vama #roosevelt #valkill #eleanorroosevelt #fdr #product #sale @ Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

02/14/2020

Our sale begins tomorrow. Everything in the main room will be 70% off. The first 8 customers each day will get a gift bag with a Champagne flute, two postcards, and a Hyde Park pencil.

Hope to see you then

#rvha #rooseveltvanderbilthistoricalassociation #vanderbiltmansion #giftshop #museumshop #bookstore #hydepark #nps #nationalparkservice #park #vanderbilt #gildedage #shop #store #history #gift #nationalpark #park #newyork #hydepark #vanderbiltmansion #vama #roosevelt #valkill #eleanorroosevelt #fdr #product #sale

The first 8 customers each day of our sale will receive a gift bag AND a selection of one hardcover coffee table book.Ou...
02/13/2020

The first 8 customers each day of our sale will receive a gift bag AND a selection of one hardcover coffee table book.

Our sale is February 15, 16, 17

Everything in the main room (with the giant windows) will be 70% off.

#rvha #giftbag #hardcover #champagneflutes #rooseveltvanderbilthistoricalassociation #vanderbiltmansion #giftshop #museumshop #bookstore #hydepark #nps #nationalparkservice #park #vanderbilt #gildedage #shop #store #history #gift #nationalpark #park #newyork #hydepark #vanderbiltmansion #vama #roosevelt #valkill #eleanorroosevelt #fdr #product #sale @ Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

Let's rewind time on inflation back to the 1920s. Everything in this room with be 70% off February 15, 16, and 17. The f...
02/12/2020

Let's rewind time on inflation back to the 1920s. Everything in this room with be 70% off February 15, 16, and 17.

The first 8 paying customers each day will receive a gift bag with a Champagne flute, 2 postcards, and a Hyde Park Pencil.

#rvha #1920s #rooseveltvanderbilthistoricalassociation #vanderbiltmansion #giftshop #museumshop #bookstore #hydepark #nps #nationalparkservice #park #vanderbilt #gildedage #shop #store #history #gift #nationalpark #park #newyork #hydepark #vanderbiltmansion #vama #roosevelt #valkill #eleanorroosevelt #fdr #product #sale

All items in the main room of our shop will be 70% off this weekend (15,16,17) as part of our Vanderbilt Attic Sale. Her...
02/11/2020

All items in the main room of our shop will be 70% off this weekend (15,16,17) as part of our Vanderbilt Attic Sale. Here's a sneak peak at some of the available items.

#rvha #atticsale #rooseveltvanderbilthistoricalassociation #vanderbiltmansion #giftshop #museumshop #bookstore #hydepark #nps #nationalparkservice #park #vanderbilt #gildedage #shop #store #history #gift #nationalpark #park #newyork #hydepark #vanderbiltmansion #vama #roosevelt #valkill #eleanorroosevelt #fdr #product #sale @ Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association's cover photo
02/10/2020

Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association's cover photo

02/09/2020

It's snowing but we're still open. Happy Sunday.

We're open 9 - 4:30 everyday all year round.

#rvha #snow #rooseveltvanderbilthistoricalassociation #vanderbiltmansion #giftshop #museumshop #bookstore #hydepark #nps #nationalparkservice #park #vanderbilt #gildedage #shop #store #history #gift #nationalpark #park #newyork #hydepark #vanderbiltmansion #vama #roosevelt #valkill #eleanorroosevelt #fdr

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RVHA works in conjunction with the Vanderbilt Mansion NHS, Val-Kill Cottage NHS, the Franklin D. Roosevelt NHS and the Presidential Library and Museum, and the Top Cottage NHS. Proceeds from sales in the museum shops at the Vanderbilt Mansion and Val-Kill Cottage directly supports the National Park Service sites in Hyde Park, NY.

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Through an agreement with the National Park Service, Roosevelt Vanderbilt Historical Association provides support for the interpretive, educational and research activities at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Sites.

RVHA is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. We are an official National Park Service Cooperating Association that supports programming and preservation at the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites.

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