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1 p.m. The Valentine’s Day That Changed America
February 12, 2011, 1:00pm–3:00pm
Saturday, February 12, 2011
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.