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Upcoming Events Theodore Roosevelt Program Premiers in October

Thu, Dec 25 -
Office Closed

We will be available via email and will check in for messages as often as possible. email events@ahtheatre.com or leave a message at 215-625-0986. In an emergency, leave a message via email mentioning the urgency and other necessary details. The best of the season to you all! We will return to the office on on January 5th.

Sat, Jan 3 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Rosie the Riveter
Maggiano’s Little Italy, 2000 New Jersey 38 #1180, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002, United States
Open to Members of Willingboro AAUW. 1 Hour program including question and answers. For more information call: 609-230-2538

Tue, Jan 6 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Abigail Adams: Dearest Friend
The Moorestown Library, 111 W. 2nd St. Moorestown NJ
A1 hour program with question and answers with Abigail Adams. Open to the public. Free courtesy of the NJ Council for the Humanities. More information call: 856-983-4557

Tue, Jan 6 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Benjamin Franklin
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States
Convention with Benjamin Franklin. Private event. Creative Impact Group. For more information call: 847-945-7401

Sat, Jan 10 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr.
John F. Kennedy Library, 500 Hoes Ln, Piscataway Township, NJ 08854, United States
1 Hour program with question and answer. Open to the public. Free courtesy of the NJ Council for the Humanities. For more information, call: 732-463-1633 x6

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.