The Friends of Sagamore Hill will commence the 5th Annual Dr. John A. Gable Lecture Series on Thursday, March 26, 2009 in Oyster Bay, N.Y. This program is free to the public and offers the opportunity to both hear and speak with illustrious experts on subjects and people related to our 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt and Oyster Bay history.
Doors open at 7pm and the programs begin at 7:30; at the newly renovated Christ Church Parish Hall located at 61 East Main Street, in Oyster Bay Hamlet. Following lecture and a brief discussion, light refreshments will be served and the public can meet with the speakers in an informal setting.
On Thursday, March 26, 2009, Mr. Charles Markis, Chief of Interpretation at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay, will present “The Literary Antecedents of Theodore Roosevelt” describing the authors and writings that influenced TR as a young man and throughout his life.
On Tuesday, April 28, 2009, CDR Henry J. Hendrix II, USN, Ph.D. will speak on “Theodore Roosevelt’s use of The Navy in Diplomacy”. Commander Hendrix is a Naval Flight Officer, prolific author and National Secretary of the Theodore Roosevelt Association.
On Tuesday, May 12, 2009, Mr. Franklin Hill Perrell, Chief Curator of the Nassau County Museum of Art, will present “TR and the Arts of His Time”, a lecture and video presentation on art in the time of Theodore Roosevelt. Mr. Perrell is a noted artist, lecturer and foremost authority on art of the “American Gilded Age”.
The Friends of Sagamore Hill is a chapter of the Theodore Roosevelt Association a 501C3 charitable organization