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Upcoming Events Theodore Roosevelt Program Premiers in October

Thu, Nov 27 -
Office Closed

Closed for Thanksgiving. We hope you all enjoy a safe and happy holiday.

Fri, Nov 28 -
Office Closed

Closed for Thanksgiving. We hope you all enjoy a safe and happy holiday

Thu, Dec 4 10:00 am-3:00 pm
George Washington
Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum, 995 US 202, Bedminster, NJ 07921
Private school event.

Thu, Dec 11 10:00 am-11:00 am
George Washington
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, 1601 Valley Forge Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460, United States
Private event. Leadership Conference More information about this Conference or the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge call: 610.933.8825

Sat, Dec 13 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Abigail Adams
Friends Meeting House, 81 High Street, Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Abigail Adams: Dearest Friend. Hosted by Historic Burlington County Prison Museum Association. Public event. Free courtesy of the NJ Council for the Humanities. 1 Hour program with time for question and answer.

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.