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NPS: Sagamore Visitors Support 37 Jobs Locally


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sagamore hill signA new National Park Service (NPS) report says that 55,186 visitors to Sagamore Hill in 2017 spent $3,155,200 in communities near the park.

That spending supported 37 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $4,255,300, according to the study.

The analysis was conducted by Catherine Cullinane Thomas of the U.S. Geological Survey and Lynne Koontz of the National Park Service. Continue reading

Roosevelt Elk Herd Installation at Sagamore Hill


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Roosevelt Elk Herd Installation An aluminum Roosevelt Elk Herd Installation has arrived at Sagamore Hill after a long journey from Olympic National Park, the home to the largest unmanaged herd of Roosevelt elk in the Pacific Northwest.

In 1893, Chief of Mammalogy for the USDA, C. Hart Merriam, was joined by Theodore Roosevelt at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. As they examined the displayed heads of several of elk native to the area of the Olympic Mountains in the Pacific Northwest, Roosevelt identified for Merriam the characteristics that made it unique from the more common Plains elk.

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Sagamore Hill Free for National Public Lands Day Sept 30th


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Sagamore Hill Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will join National Parks across the country, and will waive their entrance fees for visitors on Saturday, September 30th.

Sagamore Hill will be giving free walkthroughs of the first floor of Theodore Roosevelt’s Home from 10 am to 4 pm. Guides will be posted in the first floor hall to interpret the artifacts and the history of the summer White House for visitors. Additional activities will include an introduction to Geocaching (a treasure-hunting game using GPS) with a volunteer naturalist beginning at 1 pm, a beekeeping demonstration, and a children’s crafts table. Continue reading

Long Island Exhibit: TR’s Hunter-Conservationist Legacy


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TR’s Hunter-Conservationist exhibitSagamore Hill National Historic Site has opened a new exhibit at the Old Orchard Museum honoring Theodore Roosevelt’s legacy as a hunter-conservationist.

The exhibit, entitled “Conservation from Here,” pairs original artwork by artist Joseph Rossano with historic artifacts from the Sagamore Hill collection that reflect Roosevelt’s fondness for wildlife and the outdoors.

Rossano’s five pieces hang in the front hall of the museum depicting a bear, a deer, a bison, a pronghorn, and an elk based on etchings on one of Theodore Roosevelt’s rifles. The images were rendered onto wood that came from a recently fallen copper beech tree at Sagamore Hill. The ink used to create the artwork was made from the tree’s bark. Continue reading

Fall Programs and Activities at Sagamore Hill


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sagamore hillSagamore Hill National Historic Site has announced its Fall list of programs and activities.

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, home of Theodore Roosevelt is open Wednesday-Sunday. Operating hours for the Visitor Center & Bookstore, Old Orchard Museum, and the Roosevelt Home are 9 am to 5 pm. The grounds and nature trail at Sagamore Hill are open 7 days a week year round from sunrise to sunset. Continue reading

Branching Out Field Teams Converge on Sagamore Hill


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branching out field teamBranching Out field teams from Boston and New York City met at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site for a four-day long gathering to learn about landscape management and work on various projects with park staff.

Branching Out is a project of the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation that provides city youth with an overview of landscape management practices through educational workshops and hands-on field experiences. Continue reading

Independence Day Celebration at Sagamore Hill July 4th


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theodore rooseveltSagamore Hill NHS is providing day-long outdoor activities on Tuesday, July 4th, free and open to the public.

Attendees will see history come alive as Theodore Roosevelt, performed by Joe Wiegand, along with other family friendly activities offered from 11 am to 4 pm.

At 2 pm, the main program will begin with speeches and a performance from the Calliope Brass Band.

There will be an equestrian reenactment of the First United States Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, “The Rough Riders,” including a call for recruits where young volunteers will receive their enlistment papers. Continue reading

Boomtown: Oyster Bay During the TR Era


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roosevelt save your parkThe Thirteenth Annual Dr. John A. Gable Lecture Series, sponsored by the Friends of Sagamore Hill, continues on Thursday, March 30, with “Boomtown: Oyster Bay During the Theodore Roosevelt Era.” In his lecture, Park Ranger Scott Gurney of Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will discuss how technological advances in transportation, communication, and lifestyle at the turn of the 20th century — combined with the popularity of Theodore Roosevelt — transformed Oyster By from a quiet country town into the focus of world attention. Continue reading