The Upper Gallery is currently closed for renovations.
These renovations will improve preservation of artifacts and enhance the visitor experience. The Lower Gallery has been reopened, its exhibits are methodically being returned. Period room tours are offered at the regularly scheduled times.
The Stories Behind the Cartoons
Theodore Roosevelt was perhaps the most caricatured of American presidents. The image on this page is from the Fall, 2008 cover of National Parks Magazine, and was drawn by Johanna Goodman. To see more of her work, click here.
Theodore's looks, mannerisms, and determined nature endeared him to political cartoonists. They delighted in drawing parodies of him, long before he entered the White House. A collection of some of these cartoons is on display at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace N.H.S. Larger images of these cartoons can also be seen in our photo gallery. Descriptions of events that led to their creation can be seen by following the links below:
Did You Know?
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace became a museum thanks to the efforts of the Women's Roosevelt Memorial Association in 1919. The museum opened to the public in 1923. The W.R.M.A later joined with the Theodore Roosevelt Association who donated the museum to the National Park Service in 1962.