Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Douglas Brinkley
Tue, March 15th, 2016 | 6:30 pm
(Members $20)


Although Theodore Roosevelt is often credited for his initial efforts in American environmental conservation, it was his distant cousin—the 32nd President—who upheld the vision of state-run systems for nature preservation. Historian Douglas Brinkley reveals Franklin D. Roosevelt’s legacy as the founder of the Civilian Conservation Corps and ambassador for the preservation of the American land.

Douglas Brinkley, a Professor of History at Rice University, is the author of Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


By phone: Please contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. No exchanges are permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.


Pre-order your ticket for this public program and for an extra $10 enjoy a glass of wine at Caffè Storico while a priority seat is reserved for you in the auditorium. Select the “package ticket” option online and stop by Caffè Storico prior to the event.

Note: Ticket order must be made at least one day prior to event. Pre-ordered drink must be redeemed before program begins. Priority seats will open to general public ten minutes before program start time. A full bar selection is also available; beverages exceeding $10 will be charged the à la carte menu price difference at time of redemption. Limited availability. 

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