Celebrating our 27th Anniversary!
We are dedicated to preserving and protecting Theodore Roosevelt's home in Oyster Bay on Long Island.
On Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 7:00 PM ET, approximately 60 attendees joined The Friends of Sagamore Hill in celebrating Theodore Roosevelt's birthday with an informative and entertaining presentation by Michael Cullinane, discussing Theodore Roosevelt and the Tennis Cabinet, delivered at Christ Church Parish Hall in Oyster Bay, NY. This was the first in-person Gable Lecture presented by The Friends in three years.
Cullinane examined some of the officials that collaborated with TR to make his administration a success. and explained why reviving their contribution to American politics demonstrates how Roosevelt’s administration really worked.
Michael Patrick Cullinane is Professor of U.S. History and the Lowman Walton Chair in Theodore Roosevelt Studies at Dickinson State University in North Dakota. He is the author of the award-winning Theodore Roosevelt’s Ghost: The History and Memory of an Icon and Remembering Theodore Roosevelt: Reminiscences of his Contemporaries. He is currently working on a book-length project that explores the so-called Roosevelt tennis cabinet of informal advisors.
After the lecture, Cullinane's book, Remembering Theodore Roosevelt, was available for purchase and signing by the author. The books were provided by Theodore's Books (https://www.theodoresbooks.com/)
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 Center at Dickinson State University, ND.
On September 17, 1787, The Constitution of the United States was signed by the state representatives to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. To celebrate this historic event, The Friends of Sagamore Hill handed out free pocket-sized Constitutions to over 125 visitors to our table at the Sagamore Hill picnic area under the tent.
This photo shows our display table in the foreground with Board members (l to r) Patrick Teubner, Ginny Perrell and Brother Lawrence Syriac. Other Board members who showed up and helped out included Charlotte Miska, Jay Perrell and Scott Tepper.
This photo is a close-up of our display table including pocket-sized Constitutions, FOSH brochures and American flags.
Currently, tours of the Theodore Roosevelt Home (TRH) are offered on a limited basis and are offered by advanced reservation only. Visitors must reserve and purchase tickets online via recreation.gov. The Old Orchard Museum and Visitor Center is open Thursday - Sunday from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Park grounds and restrooms are open daily.
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.
On February 2, 2022, The Friends of Sagamore Hill proudly presented
Making History On-Screen
A live conversation (via Zoom) between
acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns and renowned historian and writer Geoffrey Ward
discussing their many collaborations.
If you are visiting on the weekends, 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