July 18, 2009

Girlpower!

If you're in the town of Hyde Park to visit the home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, make a side trip to Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-kill. It is the only National Historic Site dedicated to a First Lady.
This was the only home Mrs. Roosevelt ever owned.
The swimming pool where British Prime Minister Winston Churchill supposedly cannon-balled into during an exceptionally warm visit during World War II.

The Stone Cottage


Mrs. Roosevelt founded Val-kill Industries with two women friends. The factory made furniture, pewter and homespun cloths.
The gift shop sells Fair Trade goods. Mrs. Roosevelt would be proud.

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