729RE: [tr-m] Sagamore Hill and TR Birthplace visits
- Jan 4, 2004Jack:
I'm glad to hear the trip went well; the staff (and our oustanding corps
of volunteers) when I was there was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and
dedicated. Glad to see it's keeping up.
If I recall correctly, the main reason for not decorating was a lack of
photographs or other accounts of Sagamore Hill during the holidays.
Hence, décor could be approximated, guessed at, or representative of the
time, but without any means of verifying the accuracy of the same. That
said, Sagamore Hill on 4 July is a site to behold. :)
From: Jack [mailto:JackyRed@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 12:14 PM
Subject: [tr-m] Sagamore Hill and TR Birthplace visits
On 12-21-03, my wife, parents, and I had the pleasure of visiting
Sagamore Hill. Both of the young ladies we came in contact with who
were working that day - one at the visitor's center and one in the
house - were great! I wish I could remember their names (one I
believe was Julie), but the in-house tour guide was exceptional in
her knowledge of TR, his family, and the house. She answered all of
our questions and read all of the books on the family. Impressive! Then
on 12-23-03, other family members and I journeyed to the
Theodore Roosevelt birthplace in Manhattan. Rudy (I believe) gave us
our tour there and, like his counterparts at Sagamore Hill, did a
Anyone on this list who has yet to visit either place, get to it!
Thanks to anyone involved in making both landmarks incredibly
One question I never thought to ask earlier: with our visits so close
to Christmas, I was wondering why there was so little holiday decor.
I remember that at Sagamore there was a Nast Santa picture in one of
the upstairs rooms. But were Christmas decorations not big at that
time period in America? Or might it be too potentially damaging to
everything in the houses to decorate and undecorate every year? Just
a question (or two).
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