Rockefeller Family Home Movies

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  • Abby Aldrich Rockefeller sitting in a garden with her young sons, some of whom are holding rabbits.
    Abby Aldrich Rockefeller with her sons (left to right): Nelson, David, John 3rd, Winthrop, and Laurance, around 1920. Film still courtesy of the Rockefeller Archive Center.

Postponed to 2021 (Previously October 27, 2020)
The Pocantico Center

Join us for a special screening of the Rockefeller family's personal home movies, which have recently undergone a major digitization and restoration project at the Rockefeller Archive Center. Audiovisual Archivist Brent Phillips and Assistant Director and Head of Reference Michele Hiltzik Beckerman will present a selection of films featuring the Rockefeller family at their Pocantico Hills estate, as well as newsreels from the 1920s and 1930s. A fascinating glimpse into the family's daily life at Pocantico, this historic footage has rarely been seen publicly.