Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site The Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site is a unit of the National Park Service that commemorates the childhood home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States http://www.nps.gov/thrb
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A National Park site consisting of Theodore Roosevelt's reconstructed childhood home. Free public tours are offered at 10 and 11 am, and 1,2,3, and 4 pm

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Did you know that Edith Roosevelt turned their home, Sagamore Hill, into a working farm? Theodore Roosevelt would someti...
04/03/2021

Did you know that Edith Roosevelt turned their home, Sagamore Hill, into a working farm? Theodore Roosevelt would sometimes assist the farm hands as can be seen in the photo. #TheodoreRoosevelt #THRB #FindYourPark #SagamoreHill #NPS

Photo: Theodore Roosevelt with farm hands bring in the hay

Could you imagine getting around NYC via canal and canal boat? In 1900, Governor Theodore Roosevelt appointed a canal co...
04/01/2021

Could you imagine getting around NYC via canal and canal boat? In 1900, Governor Theodore Roosevelt appointed a canal commission for the state of New York. This committee was responsible for studying the feasibility of using the canal system and making them cheaper to use for transport. As Governor, Theodore Roosevelt understood the economic importance of the canal system to New York. #TheodoreRoosevelt #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #findyourpark

Images: One black and white image of Theodore Roosevelt. One black and white image of the Erie Canal

In 1908, Theodore Roosevelt signed the Federal Employees Liability Act into law. This law was designed to protect railro...
03/30/2021

In 1908, Theodore Roosevelt signed the Federal Employees Liability Act into law. This law was designed to protect railroad workers who got injured on the job. This legislation still exists. #TheodoreRoosevelt #TheodoreRooseveltbirthplace #findyourpark
Image: Color Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt from 1908.

Theodore Roosevelt was #Governor of #NewYorkState from 1899 through 1900. He pushed for many progressive policies during...
03/29/2021

Theodore Roosevelt was #Governor of #NewYorkState from 1899 through 1900. He pushed for many progressive policies during his term. In 1899, he appointed the #TenementHouseCommission to investigate tenements in New York. The reports from this commission lead to the the #tenement house act of 1901.This act required landlords to provide better ventilation, indoor bathrooms, and windows in their tenements.
#TheodoreRoosevelt #TheodoreRooseveltbirthplace #FindYourPark
Image: This is a black and white portrait of Governor Theodore Roosevelt.

Theodore Roosevelt's younger brother Elliot had seizures. This medical issue and other issues effected his life. This is...
03/26/2021

Theodore Roosevelt's younger brother Elliot had seizures. This medical issue and other issues effected his life. This is important to recognize because today is Purple Day. This day is supposed to create international awareness for epilepsy. #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #ElliotRoosevelt

Image: This is a black and white image of Elliot Roosevelt

03/25/2021
Women's History Month

Join us with Melanie Bourbeau, Curator at Hill-Stead museum, as she shares the story of Theodate Pope Riddle, the architect who re-created Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace! #WomensHistoryMonth, #TR #TheodoreRoosevelt #architect #architecture #PresidentialHistory Open House New York Hill-Stead Museum

Need an #adventure? Theodore Roosevelt felt this way after leaving the presidency. He decided to go on an African Safari...
03/23/2021

Need an #adventure? Theodore Roosevelt felt this way after leaving the presidency. He decided to go on an African Safari with his son Kermit Roosevelt. The hunting expedition that left on March 23, 1909, was sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution to help further scientific knowledge.

#FindYourPark #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt

Image: Former President Theodore Roosevelt posing with his African safari guides in front of a dead elephant.

Theodore Roosevelt had a different view on women's place in the home and society. He believed women's role was in the ho...
03/21/2021

Theodore Roosevelt had a different view on women's place in the home and society. He believed women's role was in the home. But, he did develop a belief that women should be able to vote. When he ran for President with the Progressive Party in 1912, the topic of Women's suffrage became a high priority for him. In 1917, he had women suffragists over at Sagamore Hill. #TheodoreRooseveltbirthplace #SagamoreHillNationalHistoricsite #findyourpark

image; Black and white photo of Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill speaking to Women Suffragettes.

03/20/2021
Women's History Month

Join us with Melanie Bourbeau, Curator at Hill-Stead museum, as she shares the story of Theodate Pope Riddle, the architect who re-created Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace! #WomensHistoryMonth, #TR #TheodoreRoosevelt #architect #architecture #PresidentialHistory Open House New York Hill-Stead Museum

03/18/2021
Roosevelt Dam dedication

#OTD: On March 18, 1911, Theodore Roosevelt dedicated the Theodore Roosevelt Dam in Arizona. The dam was built from 1903 to 1911. It was the result of his reclamation efforts as #president. The dam would provide irrigation for the area of #Arizona called the Salt River Valley. What projects can be done to help with the future of the #UnitedStates? #TheodoreRoosevelt #TheodoreRooseveltbirthplace #Findyourpark #Rooseveltdam

This is a black and white video of Theodore Roosevelt giving a speech at the dedication of the Roosevelt Dam on March 18, 1911

On March 17, 1905, Eleanor Roosevelt wed her fifth cousin once removed, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Theodore Roosevelt ga...
03/17/2021

On March 17, 1905, Eleanor Roosevelt wed her fifth cousin once removed, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Theodore Roosevelt gave away his niece Eleanor in the place of his deceased brother Elliot. After the ceremony, the President swept wedding guests off to the library to regale them with stories, leaving the happy couple to follow along fulfilling the often repeated quip that Theodore always “wanted to be the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral". #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark #THRB #EleanorRoosevelt #FranklinDRoosevelt #FDR

Image: Photograph of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt in a pasture with a farm house and mountains in the background. The photo was taken in San Remo, Italy while they were on their honeymoon.

Theodore Roosevelt, as a young boy, would memorize bird songs to help him identify birds. As President, he preserved lan...
03/14/2021

Theodore Roosevelt, as a young boy, would memorize bird songs to help him identify birds. As President, he preserved land habitats for numerous species in the United States. On March 14, 1903, he created Pelican Island preserve, the first federal bird reservation that eventually led to the creation of the National Wildlife Refuge System. (https://www.fws.gov/refuges/) #THRB #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

Image: Photo of Pelican Island c.1891 with Pelicans next to the water

For #womenshistorymonth we’ll be speaking with Hill-Stead’s curator, Melanie Bourbeau to learn about #TheodatePopeRiddle...
03/11/2021

For #womenshistorymonth we’ll be speaking with Hill-Stead’s curator, Melanie Bourbeau to learn about #TheodatePopeRiddle, the architect who re-created #theodorerooseveltbirthplace. This talk will be hosted live on Facebook on March 25 at 4pm (EST) and posted to our website after its premiere. www.nps.Gov/THRB. @hillsteadmuseum #TR #TheodoreRoosevelt #americanpresidents #theodorerooseveltbirthplacenhs

Theodore's Thursday Thoughts:"Optimism is a good characteristic, but if carried to excess it becomes foolishness." #Theo...
03/11/2021

Theodore's Thursday Thoughts:

"Optimism is a good characteristic, but if carried to excess it becomes foolishness." #TheodoreRoosevelt #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #FindYourPark

-Seventh Annual Message, Washington (December 3, 1907)

imagine: black and white photo of Theodore Roosevelt.

During the American Civil War, Theodore Roosevelt Sr. worked tirelessly on the Allotment Commission. The commission made...
03/09/2021

During the American Civil War, Theodore Roosevelt Sr. worked tirelessly on the Allotment Commission. The commission made it so that soldiers could send money directly home from their paychecks to their families. Due to his work lobbying for and running the Allotment Commission, Theodore Roosevelt Sr. came into close proximity to President Abraham Lincoln. At some point Theodore Roosevelt Sr. was given the following signed autograph by President Abraham Lincoln. #TheodoreRoosevelt #THRB #FindYourPark #AbrahamLincoln #AmericanCivilWar #CivilWar

Image: Profile portrait of President Abraham Lincoln seated at desk with the signature "A. Lincoln" on bottom front. On the back of the photo is the following written "I certify that the President's signature is genuine" John Hay. Then written in Theodore Roosevelt's handwriting, "Given to father by President Lincoln; by father to Aunt Annie; now to me by Uncle Jimmie - May 1902" Theodore Roosevelt

03/08/2021
Women's History Month

Curious in how Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site came to be? Join Ranger Ryan to peel back the layers of this story and reveal how this shrine to TR not only left its mark historically, but continues to serve and influence visitors today!
#TR #Presidents #NYCHistory #TheodoreRoosevelt #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #FindYourPark #NPS Sagamore Hill National Historic Site Friends of Sagamore Hill Open House New York

Having Sunday brunch today? Does your brunch setting look like this? This place setting is for a breakfast of Theodore R...
03/07/2021

Having Sunday brunch today? Does your brunch setting look like this? This place setting is for a breakfast of Theodore Roosevelt's. Achibald Butt recorded that a breakfast at Sagamore Hill was served with oversized plates with double helpings of peaches and cream, fried liver, bacon, hominy grits with salt and butter. #TheodoreRoosevelt #THRB #FindYourPark #SagamoreHill #NPS

Image: Lavish breakfast table setting for Theodore Roosevelt.

03/05/2021
Women's History Month

Curious in how Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site came to be? Join Ranger Ryan to peel back the layers of this story and reveal how this shrine to TR not only left its mark historically, but continues to serve and influence visitors today!
#TR #Presidents #NYCHistory #TheodoreRoosevelt #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #FindYourPark #NPS Sagamore Hill National Historic Site Friends of Sagamore Hill Open House New York

On March 4, 1905, Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated for a second term as #President of the United States of America. Th...
03/04/2021

On March 4, 1905, Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated for a second term as #President of the United States of America. This was the only #inauguration that Theodore Roosevelt ever had, since he ascended to the presidency upon the death of #WilliamMcKinley. #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark

Image: Black and White image of the inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt on March 4, 1905.

In celebration of Women's History Month, join Ranger Ryan as he speaks about the re-creation of the birthplace by Theoda...
03/02/2021

In celebration of Women's History Month, join Ranger Ryan as he speaks about the re-creation of the birthplace by Theodate Pope Riddle, Architect! Join us on FB Premiere March 8 at 1pm EST, and again on March 25 at 1pm EST to join Ranger Alyssa who will speak with Hill-Stead Museum's curator Melanie Bourbeau about Theodate's life and legacy she left behind. #TheodoreRoosevelt #WomensHistoryMonth #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #NPS #Architecture #Presidents Sagamore Hill National Historic Site Theodore Roosevelt National ParkTheodoreRoosevelt.com Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Teddy Roosevelt Show

Did you know that Theodore Roosevelt was the first President who succeeded a previous President due to death to ever win...
03/01/2021

Did you know that Theodore Roosevelt was the first President who succeeded a previous President due to death to ever win a term of his own? This achievement was impressive for the time. The cartoon shows Uncle Sam endorsing Theodore Roosevelt for a second term as President. #TheodoreRoosevelt #THRB #FindYourPark

Image: Cartoon of Uncle Sam patting President Roosevelt on the back, approving Theodore Roosevelt for a second term as President.

OTD On February 27, 1899, Theodore Roosevelt was elected a member of the Saint Nicholas Society of New York. Theodore Ro...
02/27/2021

OTD On February 27, 1899, Theodore Roosevelt was elected a member of the Saint Nicholas Society of New York. Theodore Roosevelt was one of a handful of Roosevelt's to be elected to this organization.
The Saint Nicholas Society was founded in 1835 to commemorate the history of New York. The organization has fundraisers and other activities. Members need to have a male lineage in New York going back to at least 1785.

Photograph is of the date the Saint Nicholas Society was founded.

Theodore's Thursday Thoughts:"I believe that human rights are supreme over all other rights; that wealth should be the s...
02/25/2021

Theodore's Thursday Thoughts:
"I believe that human rights are supreme over all other rights; that wealth should be the servant not the master of people."
(A Chicago Progressive Party speech in 1912)
#TheodoreRooseveltbirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #TheProgressiveParty #FindyourPark

Image: Black and white photo of Theodore Roosevelt standing next to a chair..

Originally intended as a military show of force, the two year mission of Great White Fleet turned into a diplomatic one....
02/22/2021

Originally intended as a military show of force, the two year mission of Great White Fleet turned into a diplomatic one. After a successful voyage around the world, the Great White Fleet was welcomed home to the United States by #President Theodore Roosevelt and the American public on February 22, 1909. He gave a speech praising the accomplishment of the #GreatWhiteFleet. #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace

Image: Picture of the speech Theodore Roosevelt gave on February 22 for the return of the Great White Fleet..

In 1905, Theodore Roosevelt picked Charles W. Anderson to be IRS collector of lower Manhattan in New York .He would be r...
02/20/2021

In 1905, Theodore Roosevelt picked Charles W. Anderson to be IRS collector of lower Manhattan in New York .He would be responsible for the Wall Street district. Booker T. Washington liked the appointment and wanted it to be confirmed by the senate quickly. #TheodoreRoosevelt #CharlesWAnderson #BookerTWashington
#BlackHistoryMonth @ [134960206564573:274:Booker T. Washington National Monument]
Image: Letter from Booker T. Washington to Theodore Roosevelt about the appointment of Charles W. Anderson

Theodore's Thursday Thoughts:"Every great nation owes to the men whose lives have formed part of its greatness not merel...
02/18/2021

Theodore's Thursday Thoughts:

"Every great nation owes to the men whose lives have formed part of its greatness not merely the material effect of what they did, not merely the laws they placed upon the statue-books or the victories they won over armed foes, but also the immense but indefinable moral influence produced by their deeds and words themselves upon the national character." #TheodoreRoosevelt #THRB #FindYourPark #MountRushmore #GeorgeWashinton #ThomasJefferson #AbrahamLincoln

-Forum (February 1895)

Image: Color photo of Mount Rushmore with the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

Have you been married? If so, where? #OTD "Princess" Alice Roosevelt, Theodore's famous, beautiful, and glamorous first ...
02/17/2021

Have you been married? If so, where? #OTD "Princess" Alice Roosevelt, Theodore's famous, beautiful, and glamorous first daughter, married Nick Longworth on February 17, 1906, in the White House.
#TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark #TR #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #Family
Black and white photo of Alice Roosevelt in her wedding gown.

02/15/2021
Presidents' Day

Come commemorate #PresidentsDay by taking a ranger-guided tour of the 26th president's birthplace and childhood home! #TR #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #PresidentialHistory #Presidents #NYCHistory #VirtualProgramming #FindYourPark Sagamore Hill National Historic Site Friends of Sagamore Hill Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site Theodore Roosevelt National Park

02/14/2021
Presidents' Day

Come commemorate #PresidentsDay by taking a ranger-guided tour of the 26th president's birthplace and childhood home! #TR #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #TheodoreRoosevelt #PresidentialHistory #Presidents #NYCHistory #VirtualProgramming #FindYourPark Sagamore Hill National Historic Site Friends of Sagamore Hill Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site Theodore Roosevelt National Park

02/14/2021

Explore the 26th Presidents' childhood home! #TR #TheodoreRoosevelt #Presidents #PresidentsDay #presidentialHistory

On this day, February 14, Valentine’s Day 1884, Theodore Roosevelt’s mother and wife pass away in the family’s New York ...
02/14/2021

On this day, February 14, Valentine’s Day 1884, Theodore Roosevelt’s mother and wife pass away in the family’s New York City residence. His mom, Martha "Mittie" Bulloch, dies of typhoid in the morning. A few hours later, his wife, Alice Hathaway Lee, who had given birth to baby Alice a few days prior, dies of Bright’s disease. #TheodoreRoosevelt #tragedy #ValentinesDay #TR

Image: Theodore Roosevelt's journal entry on February 14, 1884, is marked by a large “X” and the notation, “The light has gone out of my life” (Source. Library of Congress.)

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site's cover photo
02/13/2021

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site's cover photo

02/11/2021

No better way to celebrate #PresidentsDay than to take a tour of the 26th President's Birthplace! Come join in exploring five re-created period rooms to examine how much of TR's childhood influenced the man he would become! #TR #TheodoreRoosevelt #TheodoreRooseveltBirthplace #PresidentialHistory #NYCHistory #VirtualProgramming #HouseTour

Tragedy struck young Theodore Roosevelt on February 9, 1878, when his hero and father Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. succumbed ...
02/09/2021

Tragedy struck young Theodore Roosevelt on February 9, 1878, when his hero and father Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. succumbed to bowel cancer at his home in New York City. #TheodoreRoosevelt #FindYourPark #TheodoreSr. #Death #Anniversary

Image: Portrait photo of Theodore Sr.

#OTD: On February 8th, 1896, Jacob Riis took New York Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt on a tour of the horrible P...
02/08/2021

#OTD: On February 8th, 1896, Jacob Riis took New York Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt on a tour of the horrible Police Lodging houses where poor people stayed. After seeing how bad they were, Theodore Roosevelt promised to clean them up. He closed them a week later. #TheodoreRoosevelt #NewYorkPoliceCommissioner #JacobRiis

Image: Black and White photo of New York City Police Commissioner Roosevelt sitting down at his desk.

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Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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A National Park site consisting of Theodore Roosevelt's reconstructed childhood home. Free public tours are offered at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm

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I thought you might enjoy a song I wrote after reading Bully Pulpit, a jilted love song from Taft to TR. It’s part of collection of historically-oriented songs that I just released about U.S. Presidents. Most lyrics are first-person fictional narratives. Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z8wP8Nl5EU&list=OLAK5uy_nfE28vA4KXUTqfLemy-o-YQz2T7hfMwl0&index=8 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/41J1Kvt3AGRbabXgGnCuLB?si=YzNVZN97SoyRKYaXpUXZqQ Lyrics and Commentary: http://davidwj.com/potus.shtml
Came across these postcards from my husband's collection and thought you would enjoy seeing.
Waiting to start my tour
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TR at the Hampton Classic Grand Prix Ring in Bridgehampton 🐎
was he the reason for our National Park Service and the nickname Teddy?😎🏳️🏴‍☠️🇦🇮🇺🇳🚓🚀🚁🦋🐝🦄🙉🙊🙈⚾️⛹️‍♂️
Dropped by to visit the site and took the guided tour today. The rangers were awesome, polite, well informed and answered all the questions. Highly recommend visiting
Love the park,i will be the someday
The dedication actually occurred on March 18, 1911, a Saturday. 0920: Roosevelt special pulls into Sante Fe Station. Edith and his daughter Ethel are with him. Archie is with them as well. 1615: The car bearing TR rounds the point and he gets first view of the dam. 11 gun salute sounds. His car climbs to the top of the hill and he walks down, with an es**rt including Apache Indians, to the dam and gives a speech. 1700 TR gives a speech dedicating the Roosevelt Dam. The Republican publishes 700 additional copies to commemorate the event.
Really enjoyed my visit to the birthplace. Staff made the experience special. They were knowledgeable, friendly, enthusiastic and welcoming. I especially enjoyed. Ms. Rasmussen's walking tour. She brought the connections between Theodore and the area into sharp focus. I could not recommend a visit there highly enough.
Visited Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace on Sunday, 2/17. This is the picture my daughter and I were telling you about that was taken with TR Joe. It was taken at Grey Towers in Milford, PA(the home of Gifford Pinchot) in either 2010 or 2011.