Park Museum Collection Profile
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Collection Summary

The museum collection includes furnishings and memorabilia associated with Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States (1858-1919). Much of the collection is on view in the Roosevelt Home. The 28-room Shingle-style structure was built in 1885 and served as the "Summer White House" between 1902 and 1908. The furnishings include furniture, books, china, and decorative and fine arts, including works by Frederic Remington, Kenneys, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the Herter Brothers, and other American artists. Memorabilia of Roosevelt's public career include his "Rough Rider" uniform, campaign materials, and gifts sent to him by the public.

The research collection contains historic photographs; family letters, photograph albums and scrapbooks, as well as archival materials related to the preservation of Sagamore Hill by the Theodore Roosevelt Association (1950-1963). The museum collection also includes archeological, architectural, and natural history materials from the 83 acre site.

Significant elements of the collection include:

Decorative Arts Collection
Art Collection
Photographic Collection
Theodore Roosevelt Memorabilia Collection
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Association Archives

Collection Size 129,744
Facilities Exhibiting Museum Items Old Orchard Museum
Theodore Roosevelt Home
Visitor Center
Virtual Exhibits
for All Parks

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