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Summer Speaker Series: Theodore Roosevelt & how he broke up the railroad monopolies

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Summer Speaker Series: Theodore Roosevelt & how he broke up the railroad monopolies

Jul 18, 2018

Ride Time(s):

July 18, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Living Historian, David Coe who portrays Theodore Roosevelt, will talk about how President Roosevelt broke up the railroad monopolies. He will also discuss American railroad history particularly during the Civil War, the expansion West and the changes of the American government.

David Coe is in his 42nd year of historical reenacting and Living History that spans North America and Europe. He now portrays our 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, all across the country from New York, Maryland- DC, and Virginia to the Dakotas, Wyoming, and Texas often at the invitation of the US Park Service and various Boards of Education. Mr. Coe is also currently involved with a Living History group of T.R.’s famous “Rough Riders” from the Spanish American War of 1898.

A retired full time Clergyman and professional Archaeologist, Mr. Coe has also found the time to be avid military reenactor and living historian since 1976, being heavily involved in helping to bring to life the American Revolution, The Seven Years War, Napoleonic Wars,  World Wars I and II, as well as portraying historical figures such as young Captain R.E. Lee during the Mexican War and more recently General Comte du Rochambeau of the American Revolution. While living in the United Kingdom and France, he took part in many Medieval historical events.  He now resides in his beloved Texas with his wife and son.

Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.  Please email Shawn at info@steamintohistory.com or call 717-942-2370 x101.  Suggested donation of $5.

The Summer Speaker Series will be presented in the gift shop at 2 W. Main Street in New Freedom, PA from 10:30 to 12:00.

Refreshments and light fare served before and after presentation.


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Hand sanitizing stations are available at the ticket area, in the gift shop, and in restrooms.