Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and the George Washington Birthplace National Monument : Fall 2010 

 

Site: Theodore Roosevelt’s homestead on Long Island, New York, and the site of George Washington's birth in Virginia

Students: Architecture, Glass, Furniture, Industrial Design

Themes: Meaning and role of presidency in democratic life, processes of memorialization and public history, presidential libraries

Books: James MacGregor Burns and Susan Dunn's George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt's Autobiography; Kirk Savage's Monument Wars

Guests: Seth Bruggeman, Coordinator of Public History at Temple Univ. and author of NPS report on history of George Washington site; Ted Widmer, Dir. of John Carter Brown Library and presidential historian

Exhibition: "Reclaimation: Sculpting History," Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, April 16 - June 5, 2011

 

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