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Teddy returns to Wapak

April 25, 2014

Roosevelt

On Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. the Auglaize County Public District Library will be hit with a blast from the past as Theodore Roosevelt returns to Wapakoneta for a visit 102 years after his campaign visit.

In coordination with the Auglaize County Historical Society, the Auglaize County Libraries welcome Mr. Gib Young, a professional impersonator of the United States’ 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt to the library located at 203 South Perry St. to talk about President Roosevelt’s visit to Wapakoneta in May of 1912.

Adult Services Coordinator at the ACPDL, Andrea Burton said she learned about Young via a vintage baseball convention she attended with her husband.

“My husband and I presented at the vintage baseball convention this year,” she said. “We did a presentation and Mr. Young’s team was the host team for the convention, and so I think just in those arrangements I found out what he did and I thought that it would be a really great event for the library.”

Burton explained the event will entail a presentation from someone who is not just talking about Theodore Roosevelt, but someone who is completely in the character of Roosevelt.

“I know he’s put in a lot of work and research and training into not just the information that he presents, but in his presentation of Roosevelt himself,” she said. “I think it’s going to be striking, I think it will strike people.”

For the full story, see the Saturday, April 26 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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