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Upcoming Events Theodore Roosevelt Program Premiers in October

Thu, Oct 2 10:15 am-11:15 am
Walt Whitman
Maywood Senior Center, 145 West Magnolia Avenue, Maywood, NJ
A one hour performance of Walt Whitman: An American Poet, with questions and answers. For further information: (201) 336-6504.

Sat, Oct 4 10:00 am-12:00 pm
George Washington
Cliveden Historic Site: 6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia
George Washington speaks to visitors in honor of the Battle of Germantown. A full day if events including an exciting re-enactment of the battle (at noon and 3:00pm) are part of the day’s free events. see revolutionarygermantown.org for more information, or call 215-848-1777

Sat, Oct 4 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Muster of the Troops
Cliveden Historic Site: 6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
A Muster of the Troops is being held, for children of all ages. Troops will learn to drill with wooden muskets, join a charge and will receive their enlistment papers as a souvenir. It’s a fun filled event with great photo opportunities to be had. This is one of the free events being held in honor of the Battle of Germantown. The day features two exciting re-enactments of the historic battle (complete with cannon fire) and other free activities. see revolutionarygermantown.org or call 215-848-1777 for more information.

Sun, Oct 5 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
General William Howe
East Jersey Olde Towne Village, 1050 River Rd, Piscataway Township, NJ, United States
British General, William Howe, speaks to visitors about his background and his perspective of the Revolutionary War. Two performances are offered and are free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly recommended as these events are likely to “sell out” before the performance date. Call 732-745-3030

Sun, Oct 5 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
General William Howe
East Jersey Olde Towne Village, 1050 River Rd, Piscataway Township, NJ, United States
British General, William Howe, speaks to visitors about his background and his perspective of the Revolutionary War. Two performances are offered and are free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly recommended as these events are likely to “sell out” before the performance date. Call 732-745-3030

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.