Monday, August 9, 2010

Author Heather Worthington Will Read "Miles of Smiles" at Sagamore Hill, Sept 4., 1:30pm

Oyster Bay, NY: On Saturday, September 4th at 1:30PM, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site is pleased to host author Heather Worthington who will read her recently published children’s book Miles of Smiles: Roxey the Railroad Dog. Following the reading, there will be a free children’s craft activity and Ms. Worthington will be available to sign copies of her book. Copies of Miles of Smiles are available for purchase in the Eastern National Bookstore and Gift Shop located in the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site Visitor Center.

While at the site, children may also want to participate in one of four free Junior Ranger activities. These fun and educational activities teach children about the Sagamore Hill’s history and natural environment. Completion of the activities earns them a certificate and their very own Junior Park Ranger badge. Activity booklets and information are available at the Visitor Center and the Old Orchard Museum every day.

Please note that Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will adopt its five day operation off-season schedule beginning Tuesday, September 7th through Memorial Day 2011. The site will be open to the public on the Labor Day holiday, Monday, September 6th. During the off-season, visitor facilities, including the Roosevelt Home, will be open for tours and visitation Wednesday through Sunday only. However, the grounds of Sagamore Hill are open to the public year round from dawn to dusk without charge.

For further information about these programs or Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, visit our website at or call 516-922-4788.

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, located at 12 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, New York, is a unit of the National Park Service. The site was established by Congress in 1962 to preserve and interpret the structures, landscape, collections and other cultural resources associated with Theodore Roosevelt’s home in Oyster Bay, New York, and to ensure that future generations understand and appreciate the life and legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, his family and the significant events associated with him. Tours of the home are limited to fourteen persons and are offered on the hour from 10am to 4pm. Tour tickets are five dollars each and tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis each day beginning at 9 AM. The grounds of Sagamore Hill are open year round from dawn to dusk. For further information, visit our website at, or call 516-922-4788.