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Celebrate the Annual Spring Friends Event

Theodore Roosevelt will be portrayed by Gene Worthington of Fayetteville, in a West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! program in Celebration of the Friends of the Brooke County Public Libraries Annual Spring Event, in the Brooke County Public Library’s River Room on April 25, at 7pm. This program is also made possible by the Friends of the Brooke County Public Libraries.
In addition to being the 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize, led the Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War, served as governor of New York, authored more than 35 books, ranched in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory, lectured around the world and established some of our most beloved national parks. A strong advocate of the “life of strenuous endeavor” Roosevelt pushed himself to overcome a sickly childhood. The youngest president in our history, he championed progressive reforms and a strong foreign policy.
Historical characterization is the vehicle for this program. Humanities scholars have carefully researched the writings, speeches and biographies of the characters they portray and whenever possible, use their original words.
The West Virginia Humanities Council is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing educational programs in the humanities for all West Virginians. For 40 years the Council has been providing educational programs in the humanities across the state.
This program is available to both non-profit and for-profit groups. For more information regarding the History Alive!, call the West Virginia Humanities Council at 304.346.8500 or visit