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The Roosevelts: The Life and Legacy of Franklin and Eleanor

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Program #16009RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Welcome to Mount Saint Mary College!

Itinerary for Jul 14 — Jul 19, 2013

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Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: The views of the Hudson River from your residence, Sakac Hall, are breathtaking!! Our lovely college campus offers accommodations in a 7 year old dormitory with rooms that are air conditioned with private bath. The rooms are in a suite type set-up and although each room has a private bath the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door so you will be stepping into the shared space to have access to your bathroom. The dining hall is two-tenths of a mile away. You may drive to the dining hall or, if no vehicle, we will do our best to provide transportation as needed.

Contact info:
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550 USA
phone: 845-926-9000
web: www.msmc.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: All rooms are air conditioned with private bath.

Facility amenities: All rooms are air conditioned with private bath and accessible by elevator.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Suite type room set-up - each room has a private bath but the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door so you will be stepping into the shared space (not a hallway) to have access to your bathroom. Please see photo on Sakac Hall page within.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $40 single / night; $60 double
We would like to accommodate your requests and will if we can but because of events on campus it is often difficult to do so. Please give our office a call and we will see what we can do! Thank you.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 14 - Welcome and Orientation
Note: Welcome to our Road Scholar Program. We have been offering this program since 1996 and do so proudly. This afternoon we will take you on a walking tour of the lovely Mount campus en route to a welcome dinner. Following dinner we will have an orientation going over the schedule for the week to come.

Afternoon: Check-in is between 2-4 p.m. It is followed by a tour of the campus.

Dinner: Welcome dinner

Evening: Following dinner there will be a welcome and orientation followed by a film about the Roosevelts.

Lodging: Mount Saint Mary College

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: The views of the Hudson River from your residence, Sakac Hall, are breathtaking!! Our lovely college campus offers accommodations in a 7 year old dormitory with rooms that are air conditioned with private bath. The rooms are in a suite type set-up and although each room has a private bath the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door so you will be stepping into the shared space to have access to your bathroom. The dining hall is two-tenths of a mile away. You may drive to the dining hall or, if no vehicle, we will do our best to provide transportation as needed.

Contact info:
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550 USA
phone: 845-926-9000
web: www.msmc.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: All rooms are air conditioned with private bath.

Facility amenities: All rooms are air conditioned with private bath and accessible by elevator.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Suite type room set-up - each room has a private bath but the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door so you will be stepping into the shared space (not a hallway) to have access to your bathroom. Please see photo on Sakac Hall page within.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $40 single / night; $60 double
We would like to accommodate your requests and will if we can but because of events on campus it is often difficult to do so. Please give our office a call and we will see what we can do! Thank you.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 15 - Special Lectures!
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: We will tour Val-Kill this morning to be followed by a film and home tour back at Springwood. FDR encouraged Eleanor Roosevelt to develop this property as a place that she could develop some of her ideas for work with winter jobs for rural workers and women. She named the spot Val-Kill, loosely translated as waterfall-stream from the Dutch language common to the original settlers of the area. Throughout her husband's presidency, she often stayed at Val-Kill. After his death, she lived there for 17 years. Val-Kill is the first National Historic Site devoted to a First Lady. Springwood is 2 miles west of Val-Kill and is the beloved Roosevelt family home. We will go to Springwood and view a film and tour the home.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: There will be a special program at Hyde Park by one of the educators there. The FDR site has outstanding educational specialists who will offer unique and interesting lectures to our group. Following the program we will spend time in the Wallace Center.

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: There will either be a class or special presentation tonight.

Lodging: Mount Saint Mary College

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: The views of the Hudson River from your residence, Sakac Hall, are breathtaking!! Our lovely college campus offers accommodations in a 7 year old dormitory with rooms that are air conditioned with private bath. The rooms are in a suite type set-up and although each room has a private bath the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door so you will be stepping into the shared space to have access to your bathroom. The dining hall is two-tenths of a mile away. You may drive to the dining hall or, if no vehicle, we will do our best to provide transportation as needed.

Contact info:
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550 USA
phone: 845-926-9000
web: www.msmc.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: All rooms are air conditioned with private bath.

Facility amenities: All rooms are air conditioned with private bath and accessible by elevator.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Suite type room set-up - each room has a private bath but the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door so you will be stepping into the shared space (not a hallway) to have access to your bathroom. Please see photo on Sakac Hall page within.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $40 single / night; $60 double
We would like to accommodate your requests and will if we can but because of events on campus it is often difficult to do so. Please give our office a call and we will see what we can do! Thank you.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 16 - Presentations about the Roosevelts.
Note: This morning there will be a special presentation or two about the Roosevelts.

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: This morning a local author or 2 will share their studies of the Roosevelts.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: This afternoon is all yours! There are many places to avail yourself of for an afternoon of free time. West Point is 20 minutes from campus. Walk the Walkway over the Hudson. Browse a historical Hudson River mansion. Enjoy the downtown areas of Beacon or Cold Spring. When you arrive we provide directions from the campus to several local sites and will be happy to help you plan this afternoon for you to enjoy the Hudson River Valley on your own.

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: There is normally a class on campus following dinner or a film will be shown.

Lodging: Mount Saint Mary College

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: The views of the Hudson River from your residence, Sakac Hall, are breathtaking!! Our lovely college campus offers accommodations in a 7 year old dormitory with rooms that are air conditioned with private bath. The rooms are in a suite type set-up and although each room has a private bath the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door so you will be stepping into the shared space to have access to your bathroom. The dining hall is two-tenths of a mile away. You may drive to the dining hall or, if no vehicle, we will do our best to provide transportation as needed.

Contact info:
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550 USA
phone: 845-926-9000
web: www.msmc.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: All rooms are air conditioned with private bath.

Facility amenities: All rooms are air conditioned with private bath and accessible by elevator.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Suite type room set-up - each room has a private bath but the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door so you will be stepping into the shared space (not a hallway) to have access to your bathroom. Please see photo on Sakac Hall page within.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $40 single / night; $60 double
We would like to accommodate your requests and will if we can but because of events on campus it is often difficult to do so. Please give our office a call and we will see what we can do! Thank you.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 17 - Hudson River Cruise You've enjoyed the viewfrom ...
Hudson River Cruise You've enjoyed the viewfrom the residence hall now enjoy the cruise! You will see West Point from the water as well as Bannerman's Castle, built not as a home but as an arsenal for Mr. Bannerman's immense collection of weapons.

Note: The Hudson River is a 315 mile watercourse that flows from north to south. It begins at Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondack Mountains, flows past the state capital at Albany, and eventually forms the boundary between New York City and New Jersey. Because its current changes four times every day as ocean tides pulse upriver to the Troy dam, it is also called the "river that flows both ways." The river is named after Henry Hudson who explored it in 1690.

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Following breakfast there will be a special lecture or presentation.

Lunch: Early Lunch

Afternoon: Enjoy a cruise on the majestic Hudson after lunch.

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: A special lecture or a film will be shown.

Lodging: Mount Saint Mary College

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: The views of the Hudson River from your residence, Sakac Hall, are breathtaking!! Our lovely college campus offers accommodations in a 7 year old dormitory with rooms that are air conditioned with private bath. The rooms are in a suite type set-up and although each room has a private bath the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door so you will be stepping into the shared space to have access to your bathroom. The dining hall is two-tenths of a mile away. You may drive to the dining hall or, if no vehicle, we will do our best to provide transportation as needed.

Contact info:
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550 USA
phone: 845-926-9000
web: www.msmc.edu/roadscholar

Room amenities: All rooms are air conditioned with private bath.

Facility amenities: All rooms are air conditioned with private bath and accessible by elevator.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Suite type room set-up - each room has a private bath but the bathroom door is 3' adjacent to the bedroom door so you will be stepping into the shared space (not a hallway) to have access to your bathroom. Please see photo on Sakac Hall page within.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $40 single / night; $60 double
We would like to accommodate your requests and will if we can but because of events on campus it is often difficult to do so. Please give our office a call and we will see what we can do! Thank you.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 18 - Return to Hyde Park!
Note: The FDR Library is built of Hudson Valley fieldstone in the style reminiscent of the local Dutch colonial architecture which FDR favored. It was built with privately donated funds and then turned over to the federal government on July 4, 1940 to be operated by the National Archives.

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Today we will take tours of the Library & Museum and Top Cottage. We will visit Hyde Park for a special program. Following the program half the group will take the Library & Museum Tour and half will go to Top Cottage. We will alternate tours so everyone will see both sites. Top Cottage was constructed in 1938 during FDR's second term in office. The small stone cottage served as his private country retreat for the rest of his presidency. It embodies the President's strong interest in the early history and architecture of the Hudson Valley. Top Cottage is the most poignant and personal reminder of his private life.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Tours of the Library & Museum and Top Cottage will continue this afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner will be on campus.

Evening: In the evening we will have our farewell party.

Lodging: Mount Saint Mary College

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, July 19 - The Hudson River and its Painters film.
Note: The Hudson River School was a mid-19th century American art movement embodied by a group of landscape painters whose aesthetic vision was influenced by romanticism. The paintings for which the movement is named depict the HR Valley and the surrounding area and reflect three themes: discovery, exploration, and settlement. The landscapes are characterized by their realistic, detailed, and sometimes idealized portrayal of nature. After being in the area for a week we know you'll enjoy the view!

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Following breakfast the film, "The Hudson River and its Painters" will be shown as an lovely review of the region where you have spent your week and a nice finale.

Lunch: check out and lunch prior to departure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Mount Saint Mary College
Mount Saint MaryCollegeThere is a morning or afternoon of free time scheduled during the week. Directions to local points of interest such as West Point or Washington's Headquarters are provided. For those without a car there are local taxi companies and the rates are reasonable. We will be very happy to assist in any way for you to schedule your free time so it's enjoyable for you. Prior to your arrival you can check the Mount website and view a sightseeing list: www.msmc.edu/roadscholar.com
For additional information, visit: www.msmc.edu/Road Scholar/

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

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