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Edmund Morris to Speak in Oyster Bay Christ Church, Saturday February 19

Sagamore Hill Hosts Author of TR Trilogy’s Newest: Colonel Roosevelt

Edmund Morris, best-selling author of the Theodore Roosevelt trilogy, will discuss his latest book at Christ Church Parish Hall in Oyster Bay on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m. The event is hosted by Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in partnership with the Friends of Sagamore Hill and Eastern National.

Mr. Morris will read from his latest book Colonel Roosevelt and host a question and answer session. In addition, Mr. Morris will sign his book following the discussion. Copies of Colonel Roosevelt will be available for purchase. At the conclusion of the event, complimentary snacks and light refreshments will be available courtesy of the Friends of Sagamore Hill. Activities will conclude by 3:30 p.m. Information and directions to Christ Church can be found at www.christchurchoysterbay.org/ or by calling 922-4788.

Colonel Roosevelt, the final volume of Morris’s trilogy on the life of our 26th president, covers the last 10 tumultuous years of TR’s life—years in which he hunted lions and elephants for the Smithsonian, ran for a third term in the White House (a nearly-successful effort that earned him a bullet in his chest), and became an apostle of U.S. involvement in World War I.

Mr. Morris’ first biography on TR, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in l980. In 2001, its sequel, Theodore Rex, was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner and a bestseller. The two books have a combined one million copies in print.

Mr. Morris has written extensively for such publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Harper’s. In addition to appearing on national television, Morris has lectured at many venues, including Harvard, Princeton and Brown Universities, the New York Historical Society, the 92nd Street Y, the National Portrait Gallery and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He lives with his wife and fellow biographer Sylvia Jukes Morris in New York City and Kent, Connecticut.

Sagamore Hill Open on

Presidents Day, Monday,

February 21, 2011

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will be open on President’s Day, Monday, February 21, 2011. During the winter, Sagamore Hill NHS is normally closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and all Federal Holidays, but the site will be open for the usual hours on President’s Day. Tours of the home go on the hour from 10am to 4pm. Tickets are $5 each and sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

 Because President’s Day is a school holiday and children will be home for the day it provides an excellent opportunity for them to visit the home of Long Island’s most famous resident and to learn about Theodore Roosevelt, his home and family. The site is offering some especially developed activities for children who want to earn the National Park Service Junior Ranger Badge.

For further information, visit our website at www.nps.gov/sahi, or call 922-4788.