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Sagamore Hill Announces Visiting Artist Heather Heckel

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Heckel will be visiting Sagamore Hill Saturday afternoons through November

Courtesy Heather Heckel

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News Release Date: October 14, 2019

Contact: Tyler Kuliberda, 516-802-7544

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site welcomes Visiting Artist Heather Heckel, who will be on site during the months of October and November to work on new, original artwork with Sagamore Hill subject matter. Heckel will be visiting on Saturday afternoons from 2pm-4pm from October 12 to November 23 to work on new pieces, talk about her work, and answer visitor questions. The visiting artist volunteer program aims to provide a unique and imaginative interpretation of Theodore Roosevelt’s family home to the public visiting the National Historic Site.

In addition to weekly site visits, Heckel will also host a hands-on arts and crafts session on Saturday, October 26 from 1pm-2pm. The program is free, and all are welcome to attend.

Heckel is a local artist and teacher at Carrie Palmer Weber Middle School in Port Washington, New York. She has completed many Artist in Residence programs at National Park sites, including Homestead National Memorial, Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Indiana Dunes National Park, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Association, Weir Farm National Historic Site, and Hot Springs National Park. To learn more about Heckel and her work, visit her website at

To learn more about the National Park Service’s artist-in-residence program and intersection of the arts and parks, visit

Visit for the full schedule of artist visits as well as other programs happening this fall.


Last updated: October 12, 2019

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20 Sagamore Hill Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771


516 922-4788
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