VISIT THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S NYC BIRTHPLACE HOME

Take walk back in history!  Theodore Roosevelt's Birthplace House in Manhattan is a National Historic Site. Roosevelt, the 26th U.S. President, lived in it from his birth on October 27, 1858 until he was 14 years old.

As a child Roosevelt was sickly and asthmatic, but also hyperactive and often mischievous.  To compensate for his ill health and encouraged by his father, Roosevelt exercised, lifting weights and boxing.  At the age of seven, he began a lifelong interest in zoology after seeing a dead seal at a local market.

The national historic site is actually a reconstruction of Roosevelt's original home featuring five fully furnished period rooms giving us a glimpse of what life was like for a wealthy New York family in the 1860s.  Although it was demolished in 1916, just before Roosevelt died in 1919, the land was bought by the Women's Roosevelt Memorial Association.  The house was then rebuilt and furnished by his wife and sisters based on their memories of it.  About one half of the objects and furnishings are from the original Roosevelt family residence, and the remainder are of the period.

Entrance to the house is free, since it is run by National Park Service rangers. We'll gather in front of the museum at 11:15, and then go for our 11:30 tour guided by a Park Ranger.  After the tour, about 40 minutes later, let's watch a 25-minute film on the early life of Theodore Roosevelt

Afterwards, we'll go to The Old Town Bar, at 45 East 18th Street.  Reviewers say it has delicious food and it was featured in Esquire Magazine's Best Bars in America piece. To see the menu and pictures of the restaurant, go to

http://www.oldtownbar.com/visit.html

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  • Sara

    Enjoyed the meet-up. The ranger gave a great tour, the lunch was tasty, and I enjoyed meeting and chatting with the group members who attended.

    March 17, 2013

  • Toni

    Sorry I could not make it this time. I hope to make the next one.

    March 14, 2013

  • Margalit

    had a great time, thank you Diane for hosting this event

    March 14, 2013

  • JohnO

    I had a great time learning so much at the mansion and enjoyed meting everyone. Lunch was also terrific.

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Visit was very informative. Thought the rangers were courteous and knowledgeable.

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    yes put me on wait list

    March 10, 2013

  • Rita C.

    Sounds interesting. Not sure if I can join for lunch afterwards - looking forward to meeting everyone.

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    need to cancel. must go to doctor.

    March 8, 2013

  • Toni

    I will be a few minutes late.

    March 7, 2013

  • Marion

    Sounds like a great group, and I look forward to attending events.

    March 7, 2013

  • Ann

    I won't be able to join you on Thursday. Was really looking forward to going. Have fun and hope to see you at next meetup.

    March 6, 2013

  • elyse

    sorry, was really looking forward to it but have the flu. HOpefully will make the next one

    March 5, 2013

  • Karen L

    My father passed away today, and I must cancel

    March 3, 2013

    • Joan

      Dear Karen, so very sorry to hear that your father passed. My heart goes out to you. When you feel better, we'll see you again. Regards, Joan

      March 3, 2013

  • Karen L

    My father passed away today and I will have to cancel

    March 3, 2013

  • Denise M

    Sorry cannot make it

    March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i worked one block away and never went in. so glad meetup is
    leading my way. thank you. i look forward to it. i'm for sushi.

    February 13, 2013

  • Margalit

    Old Tavern Bar

    February 12, 2013

  • Maureen R.

    I would enjoy going but unfortunately I am only available on weekends. Maybe some other time. Thanks,

    Maureen

    February 12, 2013

  • karen h.

    very interesting and easy to travel to!!

    February 12, 2013

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