Theodore Roosevelt's Home will remain closed until the rehabilitation project is completed.
Theodore Roosevelt's Home will remain closed until the rehabilitation project is completed. The Visitor Center, Theodore Roosevelt Museum, and the park grounds are open. More »
Statement on the effects of sequestration at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Effective March 1, 2013, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site was required by "sequestration" (a series of automatic, across-the-board permanent spending cuts) to reduce its annual budget by five percent. The park must absorb that cut in the remaining seven months of this fiscal year that ends September 30. The federal law imposing sequestration requires that each park take this cut.
For Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, this amounts to a $76,000 reduction from a budget of $1,516,000. The park cut travel, training, overtime, contracted services and supply purchases; reduced the number of seasonal employee positions, reduced hours of temporary and seasonal employees and has increased the furlough periods of permanent, "subject to furlough" employees to meet the required spending reduction.
Currently, the Roosevelt Home is undergoing a major $7.2M rehabilitation, which includes ancillary construction activities across the park, and is closed to the public. Funding for this project is not affected by sequestration.
Following are the major actions being taken to implement the cut:
Park Operations: Reduced staffing will reduce park operations in the following ways:
Did You Know?
Theodore Roosevelt decided not to complete his studies at Columbia University’s School of Law once he was elected, at age 23, to the New York State Assembly in November 1881. At the time, he was the state’s youngest assemblyman and eager to join “the governing class.”