Archive for Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Teddy Roosevelt’ to visit county

November 5, 2008

An educational program this month will feature a first- person portrayal of Theodore Roosevelt.

Roosevelt, America’s 26th president, was the first president to invite an African American to the White House, the first to receive an electoral vote cast by a woman, and the first to appoint a Jewish-American to his Cabinet.

Phillip Thomas of Wichita State University will portray Roosevelt at the event, sponsored by the Leavenworth County Historical Society.

For $25, guests can greet Roosevelt during a special reception before the program; general admission tickets are $10. Tickets are available at the Carroll Mansion and at the door the night of the event.

The event will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the University of St. Mary’s Xavier Theater. For more information call (913) 682-7759 or send an e-mail to leavenworthhistory


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