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Ribbon Cutting of Sagamore Hill Entrance Sign Landscaping

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News Release Date: May 23, 2013
Contact: Tom Ross, Superintendent, 516-922-4788

On Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 5:30PM, the Friends of Sagamore Hill will hold a ribbon cutting for the installation of a new flower bed that beautifies and enlivens the park entrance welcome sign at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. The project, which was conceived and researched by park volunteer Margarethe Randall with Peter Hogarty of Ireland Gannon Associates, includes some of Mrs. Edith Roosevelt's favorite plantings from her former cutting garden, including Coreopsis, Montauk Daisy and Clematis.  The Friends of Sagamore Hill undertook an appeal to fund the project and raised over $4,000 from the community and its members. The landscape project was designed by the National Park Service's Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation and was spearheaded by Friends Board Member Michael Vezzi. Dodds & Eder of Oyster Bay is installing the landscaping.     

Reporters and photographers are encouraged to cover this event. The ribbon cutting will take place at the park entrance sign. Please park in the main parking lot and walk to the entrance sign.

Friends of Sagamore Hill, A Chapter of the Theodore Roosevelt Association, was established in 1995 and serves the site by undertaking fundraising to support site projects and programs, recruits volunteers, and carries out its own programs, such as the Annual John A. Gable Lecture series and last month's First Annual Dog Day at Sagamore Hill. For more information about the Friends visit http://www.sagamore-hill.com/ or e-mail foshobny@aol.com

Did You Know?

An artist's impression of Theodore Roosevelt's funeral at Christ Church in Oyster Bay, NY.

Theodore Roosevelt died around 4 o'clock in the morning January 6, 1919 when he was sixty years old. Many dignitaries attended Roosevelt's funeral including Vice-president Thomas Marshall who said that "Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake, there would have been a fight."