The Upper Hudson (NY) chapter of the EFA enjoyed their second annual summer field trip. A group of 15 intrepid explorers met in Hyde Park, NY, for a private guided tour of Val-Kill, the historic home and grounds of Eleanor Roosevelt. A devoted daily writer and published author, Roosevelt was a diplomat, activist, and our longest serving First Lady (1933–1945). We were able to see her desk and library (filled with the same titles she had when she lived at Val-Kill). After our tour, 10 of us retired to the Eveready Diner, also in Hyde Park, for conversation and networking. The EFA Upper Hudson chapter is currently co-coordinated by Teresa Barensfeld and Terese Platten.


Teresa Barensfeld
Upper Hudson chapter co-coordinator