Performance: Teddy Roosevelt Salutes Buckey O’Neill and the Rough Riders
March 4 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$50.00
On March 4, Teddy Roosevelt (portrayed by Joe Wiegand) will give a special “salute” to Buckey O’Neill and the Rough Riders in honor of the 125th anniversary of the Spanish-American War.
Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York City on October 27, 1858. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University and was elected the youngest member of the New York General Assembly. In the years to follow, he became a cattle rancher in the Dakota Territory, served as a United States Civil Service Commissioner, President of the Police Commission of New York City, Assistant Secretary of the United States Navy, Colonel of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, Governor of New York, Vice-President and President of the United States—all by the age of 42. During his Presidency, he declared some 230 million acres of national parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, and national monuments. He was indeed, the great conservation president.
In this one-man performance, Teddy will recall his time leading the Rough Riders, and his period of acquaintance with Prescott’s Buckey O’Neill.
This exclusive appearance by Teddy Roosevelt is being offered to raise money for the Sharlot Hall Museum. Tickets are $50, which will include a signature Rough Rider cocktail and a tasty bite or two plus a special gift. Thanks to generous donors who have come forward to sponsor Mr. Roosevelt’s appearance, every dollar of your ticket will go to support the Museum’s mission. As a fundraiser, this event is excluded from member ticket discounts.
Joe Wiegand is the world’s premiere Theodore Roosevelt reprisor. As an actor and historian, Joe’s portrayals of Theodore Roosevelt in live performances have been enjoyed in all fifty states and internationally.