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EDUCATION: Sagamore Hill: Theodore Roosevelt’s Summer White House with author, historian Bill Bleyer at the Montauk Library
Sunday, October 27, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Historian and Author Bill Bleyer returns to the Library! Discover the story behind Theodore RooseveltÕs favorite place on earth. No house better reflects the personality and interests of its owner than Theodore RooseveltÕs cherished Sagamore Hill. After Roosevelt returned to Oyster Bay following the death of both his beloved wife and his mother, he and second wife Edith made the house a home for their growing and rambunctious family. What began as the perfect getaway from unhealthy New York City summers in his grandfatherÕs day became the summer White House during RooseveltÕs presidency. He hosted political guests like Henry Cabot Lodge and cultural luminaries like novelist Edith Wharton. Roosevelt spent his final years happily at Sagamore Hill, and after his death in 1919 the house was preserved by his widow, the Theodore Roosevelt Association and eventually the National Park Service. With previously unpublished photographs and a room-by-room guide to the house and grounds, historan Bill Bleyer recounts bygone days at RooseveltÕs haven. Presented by The Friends of The Montauk Library.