Grandmother Power: The Roosevelts
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Geoffrey C. Ward, Lesley Stahl (moderator)
Sat, May 7th, 2016 |
9:30 am to 10:30 am
(Members $24)


9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–10:30 am: Program

All grandparents are invited to join us FREE of charge! Call 212-485-9268 to register and mention the special promotion for grandparents.

In anticipation of Mother’s Day, join us for an intimate morning conversation celebrating the impact grandparents have on their families and the nation as a whole. Renowned journalist Lesley Stahl and Geoffrey C. Ward—widely lauded for his documentary work with Ken Burns—present an intimate discussion focusing on Sara Delano Roosevelt, FDR’s commanding mother, whose relationship with the Roosevelt family and prominent role in her grandchildren’s lives helped shape the American presidency and the nation.

Geoffrey C. Ward is the script writer for the documentary series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, which was directed by Ken Burns—his collaborator since 1984. Lesley Stahl (moderator) is a correspondent for 60 Minutes and author of Becoming Grandma.

Presented in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Women’s History at New-York Historical Society


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. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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