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Ethel Roosevelt Derby & Bertha Rose: Historic Preservationists

  • Rock Hall Museum 199 Broadway Lawrence, NY 11559 (map)
Ethel Roosevelt Derby

Ethel Roosevelt Derby

Presented by Dr. Natalie Naylor, Historian

Ethel Roosevelt Derby, the younger daughter of President Theodore and Edith Roosevelt, became a civic activist. She is the person most responsible for Sagamore Hill being saved for us and future generations. Bertha Rose was a prominent early leader in historic preservation and supervised the initial restoration of Sagamore Hill and Rock Hall on Long Island. Learn about their lives and legacy during Women’s History Month. Space is limited. Reservations requested.

Fee: $10; $8 seniors. Members free.

Bertha Benkard Rose, left, presents the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities' Sherwood Award for preservation of Sagamore Hill to Ethel Roosevelt Derby in 1977. Rose (1906-1982) was a leader in historic preservation and in charge of the restoration of Sagamore Hill.

Bertha Benkard Rose, left, presents the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities' Sherwood Award for preservation of Sagamore Hill to Ethel Roosevelt Derby in 1977. Rose (1906-1982) was a leader in historic preservation and in charge of the restoration of Sagamore Hill.

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