NEWCOMB — The town of Newcomb will celebrate Theodore Roosevelt’s journey out of the High Peaks wilderness, from Newcomb to the White House, following President William McKinley’s assassination to become the 26th president with “TR Weekend” Sept. 15 to 17.
This year’s event also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States entering into World War 1, and the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote.
Events are planned over the entire weekend throughout Newcomb with cultural and informative entertainment for all ages.
On Friday, Sept. 15th, Mary Cirbus, Program Coordinator for the Adirondack Architectural Heritage Association (AARCH), will share the story on how women in New York state obtained the right to vote on March 26, 1917, three years before the United States granted voting rights to women through the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
Venue highlights also include the “Anniversary of World War I” , with programs and events highlighting of the Adirondacks’ veterans, nurses and women who supported the war effort.
On Saturday, Dr. Rich Frost, author of The Plattsburgh Military Reservation of Pictorial History, will discuss the Plattsburgh movement that started in 1914 and trained 27,000 young men for military leadership roles in preparation of the US entry into World War 1.
Saturday evening, Dr Roy H. Ginsberg, Newcomb Foreign Affairs roundtable moderator and President Theodore Roosevelt (via impersonator Joe Wiegand) will hold a special session called “America At war and the quest for peace 1917-2017.
The Town of Newcomb will acknowledge all the young men and women from Newcomb that served their country during this time.
Other events include “Mining in the Mountains – The Tahawus Story“ exhibit at the Newcomb Historical Museum , a blacksmith demonstration, free wagon rides to Camp Santanoni, and much more.
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