President’s Day with Theodore Roosevelt

Bob Dawson re-enacts the life of President “Teddy” Roosevelt

President "Teddy" Roosevelt, aka Bob Dawson
President “Teddy” Roosevelt, aka Bob Dawson

Adults and children were invited to bring a blanket and a picnic lunch to hear President Theodore Roosevelt talk about his life before, during, and after his presidency at a special event held at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center. There seemed to be more interest by the adults who clearly outnumbered the kids in the audience. Even residents from the new Oak Hill Supportive Living Community came by the bus load to hear President “Teddy” Roosevelt. There were a lot of handouts including presidential question and answer sheets to test your knowledge of history as well as coloring sheets for kids of all ages.

The presentation lasted about an hour and was followed by an invite to meet and greet the President, as depicted by history teacher Bob Dawson who looks and talks like him.

President Theodore Roosevelt heads for the RLB Cultural & Civic Center with a full security detail
President Theodore Roosevelt heads for the RLB Cultural & Civic Center with a full security detail

For those of you who missed it, grab the kids, make a big bowl of popcorn, and sit back and enjoy Bob Dawson’s hour-long depiction of President Roosevelt who served as our 26th President from 1901 to 1909. Although he was called a war monger, he eventually won the Nobel Peace Prize as Mr. Dawson points out in the video below. Enjoy!
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