Teddy Roosevelt’s Life and Times and His Ties to Maplewood

November 19, 2006, 1:00 PM

Historian Charles McSorley will will present a slide talk on "The Life and Times of Teddy Roosevelt as Seen Through Political Cartoons, Postcards and Pictures of the Period." Visitors can also peruse an exhibit revealing Teddy's special ties to Maplewood. His Uncle Cornelius owned a 100-acre estate off Ridgewood Road (now the Roosevelt Park area) and Teddy spent childhood summers observing nature as he wandered its hills and woodlands. Years later a developer memorialized this connection with the street names Sagamore, Kermit and Quentin.

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