The life and work of the "First Lady of the World", Eleanor Roosevelt, is celebrated at her home, Val-Kill. Val-Kill is the only National Historic Site devoted to the work of a first lady. Mrs. Roosevelt purchased this property, which had previously been home to the traditional American furniture manufacturer Val-Kill Industries, in 1936.  She converted the buildings into apartments for herself and her secretary and she would go on to use Val-Kill as a home away from the White House. She spent much time here during her husband's presidency and after his death she lived here for 17 years.  Foreign dignitaries such as Winston Churchill, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Nikita Khrushchev visited Mrs. Roosevelt here.  The property is filled with many of Mrs. Roosevelt's possessions and visitors can see how she lived during her years here.  Val-Kill can easily be visited in conjunction with a trip to the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, and Top Cottage (The FDR Retreat), all of which are located in Hyde Park.  Information regarding a visit to Val-Kill can be found here.