The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will be closed to all visitors until further notice in response to concerns from the local community and public health officials. No entry will be allowed into the site, except to employees, residents, and other authorized persons. [Read more…] about Sagamore Hill Temporarily Closed
This week on The Historians Podcast, Bob Cudmore reads three stories from an audio tour compiled by Montgomery County historian Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar: the Palatine Church, Charleston’s forests and the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine. Also the story of Amsterdam drama coach Bert DeRose and from the archives, historian David Pietrusza on the last years of Teddy Roosevelt. [Read more…] about Mohawk Valley History Stories Podcast
The National Park Service (NPS) has released findings and a follow-up corrective action plan for the December 2018 visitor center fire at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay, NY. The loss of the visitor center impacted the staff and operations at the park, as the building housed many aspects of park operations including staff, historic house tour ticket sales and a bookstore.
The NPS investigation into the cause of the fire was inconclusive, however they concluded that there did not appear to be any indications that it was intentionally caused. Several accidental causes of the fire were considered, including furnace malfunction, original equipment installation issues and storage practices. The report says the building had a monitored fire detection and alarm system and portable fire extinguishers and Park leadership and staff followed applicable NPS structural fire policies. [Read more…] about Sagamore Hill Fire Findings Released By Park Service
The new book Cove Neck: Oyster Bay’s Historic Enclave (The History Press, 2019) by John E. Hammond and Elizabeth E. Roosevelt, looks at the village of Cove Neck in Long Island.
Looking out over the majestic waters of Oyster Bay, the village of Cove Neck has played an outsized role in the history of Long Island and the nation. [Read more…] about Cove Neck: Oyster Bay’s Historic Enclave
The Theodore Roosevelt Institute’s Centenary Conference, where nationally recognized experts and scholars will discuss how Roosevelt’s diplomacy, foreign policy and reformism address current geopolitical issues, has been set for October 27th, through 30th, at the Long Island University.
The conference will be led by Tweed Roosevelt, Chairman of the Theodore Roosevelt Institute at Long Island University and great-grandson of Theodore Roosevelt. [Read more…] about Roosevelt’s Life, Legacy Focus of Long Island Conference
Charles Breiner of Claryville is set to give a talk on the Spanish-American War on Sunday, August 11 at 2 pm, at the Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville, Sullivan County, NY.
Breiner will explain the role of Theodore Roosevelt before and during the war, why the battleship USS Oregon captured headlines for 67 days, and discuss some of the unintended consequences of the war that lasted well into the twentieth century. [Read more…] about Spanish-American War Talk in the Catskills
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site has announced a new museum exhibit for 2019, “Theodore Roosevelt, A Man for the Modern World.” The exhibit will celebrate the presidency and legacy of Theodore Roosevelt. [Read more…] about New Theodore Roosevelt Exhibit At Sagamore Hill
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site is set to celebrate the 160th Birthday of Theodore Roosevelt with schedule of activities including a performance by the Long Island Vegetable Orchestra at 2 pm on Saturday, October 27, 2018.
Activities will kick-off with a moderate walk around the grounds of Sagamore Hill to view the fall colors. There will also be a children’s craft available at conclusion of the hike. Attendees should meet behind the Visitor Center at 11 am, and be sure to wear comfortable shoes. [Read more…] about Theodore Roosevelt 160th Birthday at Sagamore Hill
This week on The Historians Podcast, Presidential historian David Pietrusza discusses his latest book, TR’s Last War: Theodore Roosevelt, the Great War and a Journey of Triumph and Tragedy. [Read more…] about Theodore Roosevelt and the Great War (Podcast)
Newcomb is set to celebrate Theodore Roosevelt’s journey out of the Adirondack High Peaks to the White House to become the 26th President, following William McKinley’s assassination. TR Weekend will be celebrated September 14-15, 2018.
This year’s event coincides with the 125th anniversary of the completion of Camp Santanoni. The camp was built in 1892 for Robert C. Pruyn, a banker and industrialist from Albany. When Camp Santanoni was being constructed on the shores of Newcomb Lake, the property included 13,000 acres. The compound eventually included a gate house, a farm and dairy complex, and the main camp. [Read more…] about Newcomb’s TR Weekend Set For Sept 14-15th