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 Sounds of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt, while far from being a recording star, realized the importance of getting his words out to as many people as possible. So, with the invention of Thomas Alva Edison's phonograph, which resulted from his work on improvements to the telegraph and telephone, Theodore's words and speeches were placed on wax cylinder recordings and later archived by the Library of Congress and the G. Robert Vincent Voice Library of Michigan State University.
Courtesy: Library of Congress
"The Progressive Covenant with the People" - August 1912
"The Right of the People to Rule" - August 1912
"The Farmer and the Businessman" - August 1912
"Social and Industrial Justice" - August 1912
"The 'Abyssinian Treatment' Administered to Standard Oil" - September 22, 1912
"Why the Bosses Oppose the Progressive Party" (1) - September 22, 1912
Courtesy: G. Robert Vincent Voice Library (MSU)
"Bugle Calls" - circa July,1898
"Why the Bosses Oppose the Progressive Party" (2) - September 22, 1912
"A Message to the American Boys"- 1913
Did You Know?
Pelican Island was proclaimed the first U.S. National Wildlife Refuge by President Theodore Roosevelt on March 14, 1903. This action was taken by the president to protect the island's birds from plume hunters. It also contributed to T.R. being known as one of the world's greatest conservationists.