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1 p.m. The Valentine’s Day That Changed America

February 12, 2011, 1:00pm3:00pm

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Alice and Theodore Roosevelt

On February 14, 1884, two days after a young Theodore Roosevelt became a new father, he suffered an unimaginable tragedy. His mother, Martha Bulloch Roosevelt, succumbed to typhoid fever and was followed in death just eleven hours later by his wife Alice, who died of Bright’s disease. How T.R. coped with this tragedy would have a pivotal impact on his life, the country and the world. Join Patricia O’Toole, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of When Trumpets Call: Theodore Roosevelt After the White House, for a discussion. Afterwards join Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman for a visit to the gravesites of Alice and mother, Martha Bulloch Roosevelt, and other members of the family.

Book talk: free. Reservations recommended. Reserve at 718.768.7300 or online here.

Trolley tour: $10 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund / $20 for non-members. Click here to purchase tickets online.


February 12, 2011
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The Historic Chapel at Green-Wood
500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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(718) 768-7300