Lectures & Conversations
The Roosevelts: An Intimate Portrait
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Geoffrey C. Ward
Sat, November 8th, 2014 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am
(Members $32)

Note: This event is sold out



9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

From the creation of National Parks to the digging of the Panama Canal to the defeat of Hitler, the Roosevelt family not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other—they also redefined the role of the United States within the wider world. Filmmaker and author Geoffrey C. Ward chronicles the lives of three members of this most prominent and influential family: Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Geoffrey C. Ward is the co-author with Ken Burns of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. The book complements the PBS documentary of the same name, of which Mr. Ward is the script writer.


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


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