Program portraying Eleanor Roosevelt at Lake Geneva Library
LAKE GENEVA—“My Story—My Day,” a program on former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva.
Professional storyteller Lynn Rymarz, in costume, will portray Roosevelt, offering her story through books, photographs, letters and her long-running newspaper column “My Day.”
Using Roosevelt's own words, Rymarz will describe her life, from a lonely childhood to her time as a champion of human rights around the world.
Rymarz will cover the journey that lead Roosevelt from her marriage to FDR, to mother of six children, to the White House, where she served as the nation's First Lady for 12 years, including her work during World War II.
Audience members will learn how Roosevelt gained the confidence to step out of the traditional role of women and how she faced her fears, celebrated her joys and grew from her struggles as a daughter, wife, mother and friend.
Rymarz has entertained audiences with her portrayals of historical women since 2005. As a children's author and storyteller, she enjoys sharing little-known historical stories—some of which have been published in Highlights and Cricket.