Sunday, December 28, 2008

Franklin Roosevelt's Childhood Home

It figures that since (1) I love the National Park Service and (2) I live in the Hudson Valley, I should spend more time appreciating local history. I hike at the Franklin Roosevelt estate often, but Uncle Sam Angell's family provided the impetus to tour the inside of the estate today. (I think the last time I toured the house was when I was in elementary school.)

The lighting in the house is dim which makes it hard to see some of the exhibits, like Roosevelt's stuffed bird collection, but it is awe-inspiring nonetheless to see the lifetime home of a man of such influence. (Roosevelt was born in his Hyde Park home and retained his Hyde Park home throughout his life span.)