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At Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay, history lives on

Kidsday reporters visiting the Sagamore Hill National Historic

Kidsday reporters visiting the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay. Photo Credit: Barbara Wright

Recently my class went to Sagamore Hill, the summer White House for Theodore Roosevelt. He was the 26th president of the United States of America. We had a great time.

When we first got there, there was a map of Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Then we went into two different groups. We started with a tour of the house. We saw pictures of him, his wife and kids. For college, he went to Harvard in Boston, Massachusetts, and all his sons went to Harvard as well. He also liked to hunt. In his house there were many hunting trophies, including skins of animals he hunted on the floor.

Next, we visited the museum in Theodore Roosevelt Jr.’s house, which now has items that Theodore Roosevelt owned. We saw a ring that had an interesting story. Abraham Lincoln was Theodore Roosevelt’s favorite president because he supported the Navy. In the ring was a strand of Abraham Lincoln’s hair. There was his Nobel Peace Prize and his hunting equipment.

Visiting Sagamore Hill was a great experience. You should convince your parents or teacher to take a trip there.

INFO 20 Sagamore Hill Rd., Oyster Bay, nps.gov/sahi/index.htm

Barbara Wright’s fifth-grade class, Birchwood Intermediate School, Huntington Station

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