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Teddy Roosevelt subject of program at History Center of Niagara

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Fri, Jan 4th 2019 03:25 pm

Theodore Roosevelt’s favorite exclamation was “bully,” meaning “that’s great!” He enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. On Monday, Jan. 21 – the Martin Luther King Jr. school holiday – the History Center of Niagara will present a program for children ages 7 to 12 on the life of Roosevelt.

The program will highlight TR’s childhood and family, his interest in natural history and conservation, his friendship with Booker T. Washington and their efforts to improve the lives of African-Americans, and, of course, the story of the Teddy bear.

Activities include identifying artifacts associated with Roosevelt’s life; learning about natural history and making a journal to record observations; playing games that Roosevelt’s children played while living in the White House; and taking a point-to-point walk (a Roosevelt tradition) through the History Center.

A snack will be served in the middle of the program.

Reservations are required. Call 716-434-7433 or email [email protected]. The program fee is $ 10 per child. The Niagara History Center is located at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Roosevelt’s death (Jan. 6, 1919).

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