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Meet 'Teddy Roosevelt' At Waldwick Theatrical Event

Locals can get a more personal look at our 26th president later this month.
Locals can get a more personal look at our 26th president later this month. Photo Credit: Waldwick Public Library website

WALDWICK, N.J. -- The Waldwick Public Library is hosting "Theodore Roosevelt: American in the Arena," a free theatrical event, on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

American Historical Theatre, a nonprofit that specializes in first-person living history presentations, is presenting the event, which will also include a Q&A session.

"When President McKinley was assassinated in 1901, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt bounded into Washington, D.C. as the youngest president in American history," organizers note. "Bringing his vigorous persona -- and his boisterous family --to the White House, 'T.R.' helped catapult the U.S. into a new century.

"His accomplishments were plentiful and diverse: war hero to Nobel Peace Prize winner, naturalist to imperialist." the organzers note. "The 26th president promoted progressive reform and stronger government control of business. Believing that the security of the American people would be achieved through leadership on the world stage, President Roosevelt expanded U.S. influence around the globe."

The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. The library is at 19 E. Prospect St., in Waldwick. The event is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

For more information, contact Lori-Ann Quinn at 201-652-5104.

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