324 Pine Street (Inside City Hall)
In this living history presentation, audiences will gain a glimpse into Eleanor Roosevelt’s life and hear the heartfelt story of the little girl who lost both parents before the age of ten, a debutante who felt trapped by society’s expectations, and a young wife who raised five children before emerging as one of the 20th century’s most remarkable women.
From the words of her father that gave her strength to the famous words spoken by her husband that helped lift an entire nation during the Great Depression, Eleanor Roosevelt knew how well-chosen words could bring attention to a topic, awaken understanding, and bring a listener to a new point of view. In this intimate gathering, a costumed Eleanor Roosevelt will deliver a powerful monologue on diverse topics such as unemployment, race relations, honoring servicemen, economic ties with Mexico, wealth, and international relations. Mrs. Roosevelt includes a segment on how words misused can be harmful and hurtful to individuals, groups, or an entire nation. The program culminates with a look at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.