Stories

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Roosevelt Pets

The Roosevelt children had lots of pets! Read about them here.

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TR & Horses

Learn about the family horses!

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TR is for the birds!

Learn about TR's interest in and conservation of birds throughout his life!

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A memorial to Theodore Roosevelt

Learn about how a memorial was constructed for Theodore when he passes.

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How did New York look when TR was a kid?

Learn how the neighborhood appeared when TR was a child.

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The story of the re-created birthplace.

Learn the story behind the re-created structure you can tour today!

The gun that shot Theodore Roosevelt.

Who Shot T.R.?

On October 14, 1912, in Milwaukee Wisconsin, a deranged saloonkeeper shot Theodore Roosevelt, who survived and gave a 90-minute speech.

Martha Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt Sr.

Mittie, Thee, and the North/South Divide

Confederate Southern belle marries elite New York City bachelor just prior to the Civil War...and their child becomes president? Yes!

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TR & Conservation

Learn about TR's legacy of conservation and how its rooted in his childhood!

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TR's famous Bear Hunt

Learn the story of how Teddy Bears came to be!

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Restoration

It takes a lot to keep a historic landmark well taken care of. Learn about a project to replace the rugs in the historic rooms.

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TR the Author

TR authored many books. Discover their titles here!

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Family is Important!

Learn about those who were influential on TR

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TR and the River of Doubt

Theodore Roosevelt & the River of Doubt

Last updated: November 19, 2020

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