Residents weigh in on Teddy Roosevelt museum plan

Residents of Oyster Bay voiced their opinions about a plan to build a museum honoring the town?s most famous resident, President Theodore Roosevelt. Officials hope to build a $100 million Theodore Roosevelt

News 12 Staff

Mar 15, 2008, 8:54 PM

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Residents of Oyster Bay voiced their opinions about a plan to build a museum honoring the town?s most famous resident, President Theodore Roosevelt.
Officials hope to build a $100 million Theodore Roosevelt museum at Fireman's Field. Different ideas were discussed with residents at a community meeting. While residents love the idea of the museum in their town, many believe the location will bring more traffic troubles.
Jimmy Cope and his wife Viola have lived in Oyster Bay for 35 years. They think the museum should be built at Roosevelt?s summer home in Sagamore Hill, which is a federal piece of property and big enough to accommodate the museum.
However, members of the Theodore Roosevelt Association say building the museum at Sagamore Hill is not an option. They say placing the museum on the summer home?s property changes the purpose of that property. Regardless where the museum is built, supporters say Oyster Bay is the perfect location.


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