The Crusade for America's Natural Treasures from Teddy Roosevelt to FDR
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Douglas Brinkley
Wed, May 22nd, 2019 | 6:30 pm
(Members $32)


Hailed as the founding father of America’s conservation movement, President Theodore Roosevelt championed the protection of the nation's natural treasures and embarked on visionary initiatives to preserve 234 million acres of wilderness for posterity. Decades later, President Franklin D. Roosevelt—inspired by his family's legacy and the natural world surrounding his Hudson River Valley home—continued the traditions of his distant cousin to establish a sprawling network of state parks and scenic roadways. Discover how these presidential leaders fought to protect the country's majesty.

Douglas Brinkley, presidential historian for CNN and the New-York Historical Society, is the author of The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America and Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America.


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


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