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The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site Foundation (TR Site) preserves the Ansley Wilcox House in Buffalo, New York, where Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States on September 14, 1901. The TR Site provide opportunities for visitors to understand the historical events surrounding the inauguration, as well as the lasting significance of Theodore Roosevelt’s life and presidency.

Program pricing varies. Please call Young Audiences WNY for details,  (716) 881-0917

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Programs

Who is Theodore Roosevelt?

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Who was the man who became the 26th President of the United States?  Where did he come from?  How did he come to be President?  Most importantly, how does he affect us today?  Find out through this program by the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site.  Students will engage in a visual presentation describing the TR Inaugural Site, learn about the life and family of Theodore Roosevelt, and explore lasting impacts of his presidency.  Students also engage in a hands-on skill building activity to enhance learning.  The program can be adapted to the age group.
Grade Level:
5-12
Audience Limit:
30

Mount Rushmore and the Roosevelt Family

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What does it mean to be an American? What symbols and stories do we have in common?  What role do they play in making us into a community?  Find out through this program by the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site.  Students will engage in a visual presentation describing the TR Inaugural Site, an important part of our community’s history, and learn about the nature of community, citizenship, and the importance of unifying symbols and stories in forging a national identity.  Students also engage in a hands-on skill building activity to enhance learning.  The program is designed to link to third grade New York State standards.
Grade Level:
2-2
Audience Limit:
30

Theodore Roosevelt and Family

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Who was Theodore Roosevelt?  What was his life and family like?  Why do Americans need to know about him?  Find out through this program by the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site.  Students will engage in a visual presentation describing the TR Inaugural Site, learn about the life and family of Theodore Roosevelt, and how his childhood compares and contrasts to children’s life today.  Students also engage in a hands-on skill building activity to enhance learning.  The program can be adapted to the age group.
Grade Level:
1-1
Audience Limit:
30

My City, City of Light

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Students will engage in a visual presentation describing the TR Inaugural Site, inventor Nikola Tesla, and the use of alternating current in Buffalo. The program will focus on the Pan American Exposition World's Fair in 1901 and the inauguration of TR. Students will engage in a hands-on skill building activity based on artifacts in the museum’s collection.
Grade Level:
4-4
Audience Limit:
30

Teddy Bear Story Time

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Theodore Roosevelt remains one of America’s best-known and most recognizable presidents, but how much do you really know about him? This program for grades k-2 introduces students to TR at a lower-elementary relatable level as the inspiration for that standard of childhood, the Teddy Bear.Participatory storytime tells the tale of how an actual event showed Americans the 26th President’s sense of fair play, and inspired a political cartoon and a toy that has been a childhood favorite ever since. In a craft activity, children create a jointed cardstock Teddy bear as a keepsake, and which demonstrates the style of construction of the first Teddy bears.


As a result of the program, students will be able to:

Identify Theodore Roosevelt as one of the past Presidents of the United States.

Develop skills in drawing, coloring, use of scissors, and assembly to create a product.

Understand how an historical event can produce a lasting effect upon society.

Understand how an individual can contribute to the community.



Pricing varies per residency. Please call the APL office for details, (716) 881-0917.



Grade Level:
Kindergarten-Kindergarten
Audience Limit:
30

The Progressive Era & Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt remains one of America’s best-known and most recognizable presidents, but how much do you really know about him? This program, recommended for grades 8 and 11, explores Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency, and the political issues of early 20th century America, through period political cartoon analysis and discussion. Political cartoons are far more than just fun and games. They are primary source historical documents that illustrate the opinions of people of the age on the issues of importance to them, and represent efforts of cartoonists to enlighten the public of their age to social ills of the day. Students can not only learn about TR and his time, but also practice dissecting and interpreting political cartoons, and learn about devices such as symbolism and caricature.


As a result of the program, students will:


Learn and practice skills for analyzing and interpreting political cartoons.
Understand and be able to interpret cartooning practices such as symbolism, caricature, and use of captions and labels.
Understand the role of political cartoons as primary source historical documents that teach about the attitudes of people of an era about the issues confronting their society.


Identify major themes of Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency, such as the Square Deal policy, the Big Stick policy, and American imperialism.





Extended residency prices are calculated based on single workshop fee.

Additional materials fees and tour costs may apply depending on program selected.



Grade Level:
8-11
Audience Limit:
30