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Teddy Roosevelt's hometown receives special honor

Oyster Bay, hometown to Theodore Roosevelt, beat out Boston and Washington, D.C. to receive the rights to build a presidential museum. The Theodore Roosevelt National Association, based in Boston, chose

News 12 Staff

Oct 27, 2007, 10:20 PM

Updated 6,104 days ago

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Oyster Bay, hometown to Theodore Roosevelt, beat out Boston and Washington, D.C. to receive the rights to build a presidential museum.
The Theodore Roosevelt National Association, based in Boston, chose Oyster Bay as the best site for the $100 million dollar project. Historians at Roosevelt?s former home at Sagamore Hill were celebrating the distinction.
Historian John Hammond is a member of the Theodore Roosevelt Association and says the executive board and town officials will now spend the next six months ironing out the details for the museum. It is expected to take more than five years to complete.
Officials say they hope to build the 80,000-square foot museum at the fireman's field off Shore Avenue. Hammond says he hopes the museum will reflect the person Roosevelt was and why he was and still is adored by so many.


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