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Upcoming Events Theodore Roosevelt Program Premiers in October

Sun, Oct 26 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving…
East Jersey Olde Towne Village, 1050 River Rd, Piscataway Township, NJ, United States
This program is free and open to the public courtesy of the Middlesex Cultural and Heritage Commission: Ichabod Crane: Washington Irving and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow Neill Hartley as Washington Irving, the father of the American short story, brings you into his world; introducing you to his work, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the most famous short story ever written. The literary lion narrates his tale and then enters his story, becoming his alter ego, Ichabod Crane. Neill Hartley is mesmerizing as Ichabod Crane and the show makes for a perfectly eerie and entertaining event. Reservations are strongly recommended, as these programs generally “sell out” well before the performance date. call 732-439-9643

Sun, Oct 26 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Clara Barton
Jefferson Township Library, 1031 Weldon Rd, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438, United States
Clara Barton Civil War Nurse: a one hour program with Q and A. Free and open to the public courtesy of the NJ Council for the Humanitied

Sun, Oct 26 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Abraham Lincoln: 2014 Arts Gala
Trinity Lutheran Church – Fairview Village, PA., Valley Forge Rd, Fairview Village, PA 19409, United States
Symphony and words of wisdom in celebration o the Arts Gala: 610-584-8411

Mon, Oct 27 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Benjamin Franklin
Lincoln Hall, the Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S Broad St, Philadelphia PA
A private event with Benjamin Franklin.

Tue, Oct 28 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving…
Maris Grove Senior Center: 200 Maris Grove Way, Glen Mills PA
A Private event for residents. Ichabod Crane: Washington Irving and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow Neill Hartley as Washington Irving, the father of the American short story, brings you into his world; introducing you to his work, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the most famous short story ever written. The literary lion narrates his tale and then enters his story, becoming his alter ego, Ichabod Crane. Neill Hartley is mesmerizing as Ichabod Crane and the show makes for a perfectly eerie and entertaining event.

Additional Events

New Program Debuts at the Well Sweep Herb Farm in Port Murray, NJ on October 11th at 6:00 PM.  Call 908-852-5390 for Reservations

Peyton Dixon as Theodore Roosevelt

Peyton Dixon as Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was the second of four children born to a wealthy New York Family. Sickly in his youth, he dedicated himself to a physical regimen and became an avid outdoorsman and naturalist, who later promoted the conservation movement. He attended Harvard University, where he studied biology and boxed. Only one year out of college, he was elected to the New York State Assembly. His accomplishments were plentiful and diverse and range widely and seemingly incongruently from being a war hero to being a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

When President McKinley was assassinated in 1901, Roosevelt (then Vice President) stepped in to the Presidency. In his tenure, he promoted progressivism and strong government control of business. In 1904, he won the largest percentage of the popular vote since the uncontested election of 1820, making him the first Vice President to be elected to the position after initially taking on the role due to the death of a current resident. Roosevelt described his domestic political agenda as a “Square Deal” to emphasize his commitment to ensure that the average citizen would get a “fair share” under his leadership. The slogan “Speak softly and carry a big stick, and you will go far” lives on well beyond the life of this remarkable man.

This program will be carried soon by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, Horizons Speakers Bureau.  Check back with the NJCH soon for more information on performances.