Event — New-York Historical Society

Lectures & Conversations: Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 6:30 pm

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

Featuring: Douglas Brinkley

Details: 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.

Cost: $34 (members $20)

Phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268, open 9 am–5 pm daily.

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