The Roosevelt Circle was formed in June 2012 at the behest of Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel, and consists of six Roosevelt-related organizations located in the New York metropolitan region: the Roosevelt Institute; the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum; the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites; the Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center at Val-Kill; the FDR Four Freedoms Park; and the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. The Circle's mission is twofold: first, it fosters general cooperation and communication among the various Roosevelt organizations. Secondly, it enables the Roosevelt organizations to assist each other in their efforts to critically engage the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt for today's most pressing social and political issues.
The Roosevelt Institute is a nonprofit organization devoted to carrying forward the legacy and values of Franklin and E leanor Roosevelt by developing progressive ideas and bold leadership in the service of restoring America’s promise of opportunity for all.
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is America's first presidential library -- and the only one used by a sitting president. It was conceived and built under President Roosevelt's direction and opened to the public in 1941.
Historically known as Hyde Park, Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site is one of the region's oldest Hudson River estates. For nearly two centuries, this place has been home to socially prominent New Yorkers. A superb example of its type, Hyde Park represents the domestic ideal of the elite class in the late nineteenth-century America. It provides a glimpse of estate life, the social stratification of the period, and the world of the American millionaire during the era historians refer to as the Gilded Age.
The Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill is a nonprofit organization that fully embraces Mrs. Roosevelt’s call to build a better world through far-reaching programs that touch people worldwide – to be her heart, hand, and voice in realizing a better world.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is the only memorial dedicated to the former President in his home state of New York. It is the last work of the late Louis I. Kahn, an iconic architect of the 20th century. The Park celebrates the Four Freedoms, as pronounced in President Roosevelt’s famous January 6, 1941 State of the Union speech.
The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute is dedicated to innovative approaches to teaching, research, and public programming. Located in the heart of New York City, the institute provides a platform from which high quality scholarship effectively informs and influences public debate and public life. The mission of Roosevelt House is three-fold: to educate students in public policy and human rights, to support faculty research, and to foster creative dialogue.