SAVE THE DATE! Special Event at Roosevelt House!
Thursday October 11, at 5:30pm
47-49 East 65th Street
The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College and The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association Preservation and Design Committee are co-sponsoring an event on October 11 from 5:30-8pm, to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Eleanor Roosevelt’s role in the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt lived in Murray Hill from 1905-1908, upon returning from their honeymoon. Earlier this year, a Cultural Medallion honoring Franklin and Eleanor was installed by the Historic Landmark Preservation Center on their first home in Murray Hill located at 125 East 36th Street. They later moved to Roosevelt House which remained the family home until 1942, when it became part of Hunter College.
After President Roosevelt’s death in 1945, President Harry S. Truman appointed Eleanor a delegate to the United Nations. She served as Chair of the Commission on Human Rights from 1946–1951 and played an extraordinary leadership role in the drafting and adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. President Harry S. Truman called her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements.
October 11, when the event will be held, marks the birthday of Eleanor Roosevelt, who was born in New York City in 1884. The event will include an exhibit celebrating Eleanor Roosevelt, a program on the human rights work of the United Nations today and a reception in the Four Freedoms Room. Roosevelt House is located at 47-49 East 65th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues. Limited space is available for this event. Tickets are now available! The cost is a $35 donation per person.