Celebrating our 28th Anniversary!
We are dedicated to preserving and protecting Theodore Roosevelt's home in Oyster Bay on Long Island.
On Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET, approximately 40 attendees joined The Friends of Sagamore Hill in celebrating Theodore Roosevelt's birthday with an informative and entertaining presentation by Laurence Jurdem, discussing The Limits of Friendship;Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge in the White House, delivered at Christ Church Parish Hall in Oyster Bay, NY.
Evoking the political intrigue of the Gilded Age, The Rough Rider and the Professor chronicles the extraordinary thirty-five-year friendship between President Theodore Roosevelt and Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts. "A remarkable 35-year friendship that was nurtured by some 2,500 letters. That correspondence forms the foundation for Laurence Jurdem’s lively narrative, The Rough Rider and the Professor, rendered in unadorned prose and with a touching sympathy for his subjects," wrote The Wall Street Journal in its review.
Laurence Jurdem, Ph.D., is currently an adjunct professor of history at Fairfield University and Fordham College’s Lincoln Center campus. Mr. Jurdem is also the author of Paving the Way for Reagan: The Influence of Conservative Media on U.S. Foreign Policy. A frequent writer on American politics, his articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He lives in Connecticut.
After the lecture, Jurdem's book, The Rough Rider and The Professor, was available for purchase and signing by the author. The books were provided by The Friends of Sagamore Hill.
Also after the lecture, there was a celebration of TR's birthday, with Roosevelt family culinary treats, and a birthday cake!
Check out our latest efforts to preserve and protect the National Historic Site at Sagamore Hill.
TR-related events, presented by The Friends, or by friends of The Friends of Sagamore Hill.
Find out what is going on at the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota.
Masks are now optional inside any park building.
Tours of the Roosevelt Home are offered Thursday - Sunday and are by advanced reservation only. Visitors must reserve and purchase tickets online via recreation.gov.
The Old Orchard Museum is open Thursday - Sunday from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Grounds and trails are open every day.
More information about tours, tickets, park programs, the Old Orchard Museum, and COVID-19 safety requirements are available by visiting the official park website at nps.gov/sahi.
If you are visiting on the weekends during the Spring, Summer and Fall, please look for our information kiosk where Friends members can tell you all about the wonderful projects we have been, and are currently, involved with. And become a Friend of Sagamore Hill!
20 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, New York 11771, USA
09:00 am – 05:00 pm