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Sagamore Hill: Theodore Roosevelt’s Summer White House
January 22nd @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
By Bill Bleyer from the Southold Historical Society, presented by Lifetime Learning Speakers Bureau
Bill Bleyer, a prize winning staff writer for Newsday, the Long Island daily newspaper, for thirty-three years, will present a PowerPoint lecture that covers the Roosevelt family beginning with their visit to Oyster Bay during the Civil War. Theodore Roosevelt built his dream house at Sagamore Hill, where 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.