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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

Sagamore Hill Artifacts Now Available Online


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Over 200 artifacts from Theodore Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill National Historic Site can be viewed online on Google Arts & Culture by people around the world due to a new partnership between Google and the National Park Service.

With this new virtual collection, users will be able to step into the rooms of Theodore Roosevelt’s home and Summer White House to see his Rough Rider hat and saber from the Spanish American War, his Bronco Buster bronze sculpture by Frederic Remington, the Cape Buffalo taxidermy trophy taken by Roosevelt during his 1909-1910 African safari, and many other treasures of the museum, here. Continue reading