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Quentin Roosevelt Exhibit Opens at Sagamore Hill


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quentin roosevelt exhibitSagamore Hill National Historic Site has announced the opening of a new exhibit on Quentin Roosevelt who died in a dogfight over France during World War One.

On Saturday, July 14th Sagamore Hill will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Quentin Roosevelt’s death with a historic biplane flyover of the Roosevelt Home presented by the Bayport Aerodrome Society. The event will also include live music and a portrayal of World War One era soldiers. Activities begin at 10 am.

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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