Theodore Roosevelt’s Night Ride to the Presidency

  • Wilton, Capital-Saratoga
  • Jun 16, 2018
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Join us for a Grant Cottage Porch Program about Theodore Roosevelt's Night Ride to the Presidency.
As our nation painfully waited with uncertainty to learn the fate of William McKinley following the shooting by an anarchist in Buffalo, the president’s successor was across the state in the shadow of the highest point in New York completely unaware that he was soon to be sworn in as our 26th president. Michael Cronin, the proprietor of a nearby hunting lodge, took the third and final leg of the treacherous carriage ride transporting the soon-to-be president to the North Creek train station. Jonathan Duda, the great-great grandson of this local Adirondack hero, tells the remarkable story while referencing the account of his great aunt, Eloise Cronin Murphy, from her book "Theodore Roosevelt’s Night Ride to the Presidency."

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Admission: The suggested donation for this program is $5.
  • 1000 Mt McGregor Rd
    Wilton, NY 12831
  • 518 584 4353
  • Visit Site
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • PTH Weekend Event (6/16-17 & 10/6-8, 2018): Yes
  • Grant Cottage State Historic Site