An Evening with President Theodore Roosevelt

Oct 15, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
1800 Pavilion Dr, Montrose, CO
Event Summary

Celebrate 100 Years of the National Park Service with President Theodore Roosevelt, portrayed by Clay Jenkinson

Jenkinson's public portrayals take the form of monologues followed by Q & A sessions as the character (in costume) featured for that performance. At the end of his performances, he steps out of character and answers questions as himself. 

The program includes the history, development, and future of the National Park System. The program may include the origins of Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks, the importance of Yellowstone National Park as the template for the world national parks movement, Theodore Roosevelt’s pivotal role in the American conservation movement, his creation of five new National Parks during his presidential tenure (1901-09); and subsequent developments in the history of the National Parks.The lecture may also touch on the New Deal, the impact of the automobile on the National Parks, the environmental movement of the 1960s and 70s, and the struggle within the NPS system between its mandates to promote tourism and to insure that the National Parks remain “unimpaired.”  Clay can talk about the current challenges to the National Parks, particularly involving perimeter resource development and the recreational housing industry that has encroached on some of America’s most pristine and fragile landscapes.

Program details:

 

Doors open at 5:00 pm

Book Signing 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Program begins at 7:00 pm

Reception with cash bar to follow

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Event Details

An Evening with President Theodore Roosevelt

 

Jenkinson first achieved fame for his portrayal (first-person historical interpretation) of Thomas Jefferson. On April 11, 1994, he was the first public humanities scholar to present a program at a White House-sponsored event when he presented Thomas Jefferson for a gathering hosted by President and Mrs. Clinton.  Clay Jenkinson has also portrayed Thomas Jefferson, Sir Francis Bacon, Jonathan Swift, J. Robert Oppenheimer, John Wesley Powell, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Meriwether Lewis.

 

Clay Jenkinson portrayed Thomas Jefferson in 2012 and John Wesley Powell in October 2014 at the Montrose Pavilion Center.

 

Jenkinson's public portrayal's take the form of lengthy monologues followed by Q & A sessions as the character (in costume) featured for that performance. At the end of his performances, he steps out of character and answers questions as himself. 

 

The program includes the history, development, and future of the National Park System. The program may include the origins of Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks, the importance of Yellowstone National Park as the template for the world national parks movement, Theodore Roosevelt’s pivotal role in the American conservation movement, his creation of five new National Parks during his presidential tenure (1901-09); and subsequent developments in the history of the National Parks.The lecture may also touch on the New Deal, the impact of the automobile on the National Parks, the environmental movement of the 1960s and 70s, and the struggle within the NPS system between its mandates to promote tourism and to insure that the National Parks remain “unimpaired.”  Clay can talk about the current challenges to the National Parks, particularly involving perimeter resource development and the recreational housing industry that has encroached on some of America’s most pristine and fragile landscapes.

 

 

Program details:

 

Doors open at 5:00 pm

Book Signing 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Program begins at 7:00 pm

Reception with cash bar to follow

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1800 Pavilion Dr
Pavilion Drive
Montrose, CO, 81401

Oct 15, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Uncompaghre Valley Association
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