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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace – part 2

By on May 25, 2015 in Presidents | 1 comment

The gallery at the Theodore Roosevelt birthplace has “hundreds of original items from Roosevelt’s colorful life.” You’ll see campaign buttons and handwritten notes, including a short diary entry on the day in 1884 when TR lost both his mother and his first wife. He wrote simply, “The light has gone out of my life.”

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Theodore (not Teddy?) Roosevelt Birthplace

By on Mar 17, 2015 in Presidents | 0 comments

He’s the only president born in New York City, yet millions of New Yorkers have probably never visited Theodore Roosevelt’s birthplace on E. 2oth Street, just off Broadway. The Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace sits in the heart of the city, but it’s actually part of the National Park System. A tour of the large brownstone offers insights into the life of our 26th president as well as the history of New York City.

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Lincoln’s Cottage: Washington, D.C.

By on Jan 31, 2015 in Presidents | 0 comments

The Lincoln Memorial  may be one of Washington, D.C.’s most-visited sites,  but Lincoln buffs should venture a few miles off the mall to Lincoln’s Cottage, the Gothic revival house located on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home. In Lincoln’s time, the area around the White House was apparently humid and swampy, so the cottage location...

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Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (part 2)

By on Apr 19, 2014 in Presidents | 5 comments

Thomas Jefferson’s accomplishments are well-known, but did you know he has his own color? That’s just one of the things we learned at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (its full name), Jefferson’s country villa in southwestern Virginia. My aunt Viola, uncle Joe and I visited this country estate when I was  visiting them for Easter in 2013.  In...

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