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Duration:
2 minutes, 56 seconds

In 2018 for the 102nd anniversary of the National Park Service we decided to celebrate the best unit in the system: Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. Directed by Dan Gelles

 
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Duration:
40 minutes, 55 seconds

In the first installment of Martin Van Buren National Historic Site's virtual speaker series, Van Buren biographer James Bradley joined park staff for a conversation about the eighth president’s personality, political career, and legacy. Mr. Bradley is the co-editor of the Papers of Martin Van Buren and is currently writing "Van Buren: America’s First Politician," which will be published by Oxford University Press. For more information about the speaker series, please check our website at https://www.nps.gov/mava/learn/news/virtual-speaker-series.htm An audio-described version of this video is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9c-DLSnULY&t

 
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Duration:
10 minutes, 55 seconds

In this video the park explores the history of African Americans on the land that would become Van Buren's Lindenwald and the community of Kinderhook. Directed by Dan Gelles

 
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Duration:
5 minutes, 59 seconds

A brief look at an unusual method of preparing coffee from Martin's home here at Lindenwald.

 
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Duration:
14 minutes, 51 seconds

The working lives of the domestic servants at Lindenwald were busy, to say the least. They worked at least ten hours a day, usually more, and rarely had an entire day to spend off the property. When they were in the home, the domestics were literally on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as attested to by an elaborate system of call bells throughout Lindenwald. To see how the call bell system was recreated in the home we have a 15 minute video of the restoration.

 
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Duration:
5 minutes, 37 seconds

A video celebrating and explaining the remarkable reproduction table adorning the dining hall in Van Buren's home, Lindenwald, in Kinderhook, NY.

 

Last updated: December 9, 2020

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