Friends of Sagamore Hill - Home
This heritage-minded group is The Friends of Sagamore Hill and boasts membership from all over the United States. You are cordially invited to join the Friends of Sagamore Hill in helping to preserve and protect the only presidential site on Long Island.
Our Mission and Membership
The fourfold purpose of the Friends of Sagamore Hill is:
- fund raising
- advocacy, preservation, protection, community outreach
- volunteer recruiting
- staging of special events and programs
Beginning May 30, 2016, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, will be opened Mondays & Tuesdays. Our hours of operation during the summer will be 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Sagamore Hill will remain open seven days a week until Labor Day on Monday, September 8th. Afterward we will return to our off-season schedule of Wednesday-Sunday.
The Friends of Sagamore Hill will continue the Twelfth Annual Dr. John A. Gable Lecture Series on Thursday May 26, 2016, with a talk by Joshua Kendall, who will be discussing his book First Dads: Parenting and Politics From George Washington to Barack Obama. The lecture begins at 7:00 pm in Christ Church Parish Hall, at 61 East Main Street in Oyster Bay. Admission and refreshments are free to all. Donations to the Friends of Sagamore Hill are greatly appreciated. For more information, visit or call 516-922-5032.
About the Speaker:
Joshua C. Kendall was born in New York City. He received his BA (summa cum laude) from Yale where he studied comparative literature. He also did graduate work in comparative literature at Johns Hopkins. For his excellence in reporting on psychiatry, he has received national journalism awards from both the National Mental Health Association (now Mental Health America) and the American Psychoanalytic Association. He lives in Boston where he has ample opportunity to indulge his love of squash. He is currently an Associate Fellow of Yale's Trumbull College.
About the Lecture Series:
The John A. Gable Lecture Series, sponsored each year by the Friends of Sagamore Hill, honors Dr. Gable’s legacy as long-time Director of the Theodore Roosevelt Association and tireless advocate for both Theodore Roosevelt and his enduring presence on the American scene. All lectures are held on Thursday evenings at 7 pm in Christ Church Parish Hall, 61 East Main Street in Oyster Bay.
The Friends of Sagamore Hill either host or participate in many of the activities at the site, which are designed to keep alive the spirit of Theodore Roosevelt. An objective of the organization is to explore and develop meaningful ways to work with the National Park Service to serve the visitors to the site, while preserving the integrity of our American heritage. Also included is dual membership in the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt Association (TRA). The Friends of Sagamore Hill operates as a Chapter of the TRA, with the preservation of Sagamore Hill National Historic Site as its primary purpose. While joining has many advantages, the best is the satisfaction you will receive knowing that you are helping preserve a part of America's great history for your children and grandchildren.
On the eve of his unexpected death, Theodore Roosevelt told his wife,
"I wonder if you will ever know how I love Sagamore Hill."
Generations later, visitors to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site continue to "fall in love" with his home.
We welcome new members to The Friends of Sagamore Hill. For more information, please feel free to join us at our monthly meeting, Call or e-mail us for exact time and date of our next meeting. Please See 'Contact Us' at the bottom of this page for details.