Friends of Sagamore Hill - Home
This heritage-minded group is The Friends of Sagamore Hill and boasts membership from all over the United States. You are cordially invited to join the Friends of Sagamore Hill in helping to preserve and protect the only presidential site on Long Island.
Our Mission and Membership
The fourfold purpose of the Friends of Sagamore Hill is:
- fund raising
- advocacy, preservation, protection, community outreach
- volunteer recruiting
- staging of special events and programs
Beginning September 12, 2016 through Memorial Day 2017, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, and Old Orchard Museum will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The Park grounds are open seven days a week, year-round.
- September 30, 2016 - Exhibit Opening Reception for Historic Landscape Through Modern Eyes: Re-envisionign Theodore Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill. The reception begins at 6:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. at the Old Orchard Museum at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, 20 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay. RSVP to Susan Sarna at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, September 28. Light refreshments will be served courtesy of Friends of Sagamore Hill.
- October 6, 2016 - The Thirteenth Annual Dr. John A. Gable Lecture Series, sponsored by the Friends of Sagamore HIll, begins on Thursday, October 6, with a talk by author Bill Bleyer, who will be discussing his recently released book Sagamore Hill: Theodore Roosevelt's Summer White House. The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. in Christ Church Parish Hall, at 61 East Main Street in Oyster Bay. Admission is free to all. Click here for the event flyer.
The Friends of Sagamore Hill either host or participate in many of the activities at the site, which are designed to keep alive the spirit of Theodore Roosevelt. An objective of the organization is to explore and develop meaningful ways to work with the National Park Service to serve the visitors to the site, while preserving the integrity of our American heritage. Also included is dual membership in the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt Association (TRA). The Friends of Sagamore Hill operates as a Chapter of the TRA, with the preservation of Sagamore Hill National Historic Site as its primary purpose. While joining has many advantages, the best is the satisfaction you will receive knowing that you are helping preserve a part of America's great history for your children and grandchildren.
On the eve of his unexpected death, Theodore Roosevelt told his wife,
"I wonder if you will ever know how I love Sagamore Hill."
Generations later, visitors to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site continue to "fall in love" with his home.
We welcome new members to The Friends of Sagamore Hill. For more information, please feel free to join us at our monthly meeting, Call or e-mail us for exact time and date of our next meeting. Please See 'Contact Us' at the bottom of this page for details.