This page gives you information about the class, including the intended size for the class and how many spaces remain. To register for the class, click on the blue button at the bottom right of the page that says, “Add to Cart”.
After you click, an additional button will appear ("View Cart") that will take you to your shopping cart which contains this class and any others you have chosen. You can click if you like, or you can click on the button at the bottom left that takes you back to the list of other classes.
Note: You can only choose the class once. If you click “Add to Cart’ an extra time, a second class will not be added and a reminder message will appear.
2020 Spring Semester
The Roosevelts of Hyde Park
Instructor: Mike Bell
Mondays • 3/16-5/18 • 10:15 AM-12:15 PM
Class size 15-50 students
19 seats remaining
Location: Klahr Center
Monday class has been moved to the Klahr Center,
and total seats have been increased to 50!
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt are two of the most consequential people in American history. This class will examine their lives and their role in shaping America and the world as we know it.
A special feature of the classes, (both Monday and Friday) will be a presentation at the Lithgow Library by author Kathryn Smith on Wednesday, April 29. She will offer a living history program about Marguerite “Missy” LeHand, FDR’s private secretary, the subject of Smith’s popular book, “The Gatekeeper”. “Missy” LeHand is generally considered the first and only female presidential chief of staff.
In addition to Smith’s presentation, the FDR Library is interested in hosting a video tour of the house at Hyde Park for the class.
This class is also offered on Fridays.
Mike Bell loves American history! With a Master’s degree in both history and teaching, and an undergrad degree in Political Science; he has enjoyed a varied career in teaching and historical interpretation. Mike appeared on a History Channel special about PT 109 and for over 20 years portrayed many historical figures, including Butch Cassidy and Sam Houston.