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Put Some ‘Presidential’ In Your Presidents’ Day Weekend
Families, Politics
Put Some ‘Presidential’ In Your Presidents’ Day Weekend

Looking for something “presidential” to do over Presidents’ Day weekend?  Why not check out the home where Theodore Roosevelt actually took the oath of office and became President back in 1901?  It’s a museum now, and it’s right here in Buffalo!

The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site is kicking off President’s Day weekend with an exclusive Behind-the-Scenes tour at 1:00 Saturday afternoon, February 16th.  This tour, part of a nationally-recognized series, will focus on the twenty-sixth president and allow you to get “up close” with rarely-seen artifacts like a letter written by a young Gowanda native who attended Roosevelt’s 1905 inaugural ball.  Led by the museum’s curator, this small-group tour (prior reservations are necessary) is filled with fascinating objects, stories and anecdotes.

            Even if you can’t make the Behind-the-Scenes tour, stop by and enjoy the “standard” tour.  Anyone who’s been to the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site recently will tell you that it is not your traditional historic house museum.  Modern technology is incorporated into the tour and you are transported back in time, to re-live the tension, drama and excitement of September 14, 1901.  Visitors, who especially enjoy being “President for a Day” and having their picture taken at the presidential desk, have described the experience as fun, interactive and interesting.  And, in honor of the Presidents’ Day holiday, admission to the museum will be half-price on Monday, February 18th.

Included in the price of admission is the opportunity to see the museum’s latest exhibit.  Entitled “It May Be Old…But It’s NEW To Us,” this annual exhibit celebrates recent acquisitions to the museum’s historic collection while highlighting the “how” and “why” of artifact donation.  Among the items on display this year are a 1904 campaign pin shaped like Roosevelt’s trademark pince-nez glasses, a soup bowl from the Kathryn Lawrence Dining Rooms, and a one-of-a-kind scrapbook from Buffalo’s 1901 Pan-American Exposition.

For more information about the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site museum, including directions, tour times, and pricing, please call (716) 884-0095 or visit www.TRSite.org

 

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