Jimmy Carter National Historic Site presents Theodore Roosevelt | News
The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site invites you to a Presidents’ Day Celebration full of history, artifacts, and a visit from the great Rough Rider President, Theodore Roosevelt.
On February 18, 2013, we will begin our Presidents’ Day Celebration with a discussion of presidential memorabilia by Dr. Laurence Cook of Cook and Cook Antiques and Home Furnishings, Inc. and Cook and Cook Estate Liquidators of Plains, Pennsylvania. He has been invited to lecture several groups on the various aspects of presidential history.
Dr. Cook has been a lifelong collector of presidential memorabilia and a subsequent presidential historian with an expansive collection of Theodore Roosevelt campaign and presidential material. The lecture titled Amazing Presidential Facts, Coincidences and Unique Relationships will begin at 11 a.m. in the auditorium at Plains High School. It will cover interesting facts on each President from George Washington to Barack Obama.
After the lecture, Dr. Cook will be on hand to answer questions on his collection and autograph his new book “Presidential Coincidences, Amazing Facts and Collectables” which will be on sale in the bookstore at Plains High School.
We will also have as our very special guest, the Rough Rider President, Theodore Roosevelt. Joe Wiegand is regarded by many as the nation’s premiere Theodore Roosevelt reprisor. He brings T.R. to life with an unparalleled grasp of history and an uncanny way of quickly convincing the audience that they are in the company of Theodore Roosevelt.
As Theodore Roosevelt, Wiegand shares stories from a lifetime of service and adventure, ranging from cowboy excitement in the Dakotas to the charge of the cavalry up the heights of Santiago de Cuba. The audience can join T.R. on an African safari and an exploration of Amazon River jungles and hear tales of building the Panama Canal, a modern Navy and a vibrant conservation movement.
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