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President Theodore Roosevelt – A Living History Presentation

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

President Theodore Roosevelt

A Living History Presentation


Saturday, February 24, 2024  11 AM

Belmar Public Library



As portrayed by Professional Historian-Actor

Peyton Dixon 

of the American Historical Theatre

performing in character

Outdoorsman, War Hero, Naturalist, Nobel Prize Winner,

Teddy Roosevelt: “American in the Arena”

When President McKinley was assassinated in 1901, Vice President
Theodore Roosevelt bounded into the Presidency, bringing his boisterous
and vigorous young Family to the White House. His accomplishments were
plentiful and diverse: War hero to Nobel Peace Prize winner, Naturalist to

The 36th president of the United States promoted progressivism
and strong government control of business. Roosevelt’s domestic political
agenda was described as a “Square Deal”; emphasizing his commitment to
ensure that the average citizen would get a “fair share”.

Believing that the security of the American People would be achieved through leadership on
the World Stage, President Roosevelt ensured that the influence of the
United States would grow to span the globe. The slogan “Speak softly and
carry a big stick, and you will go far” lives on well beyond the life of this
remarkable man.



Peyton Dixon

After receiving his BFA in Theatre Performance from Otterbein College, Peyton traveled
across the country on the gypsy-like journey as an actor. While in Philadelphia, he was
introduced to the world of first-person interpretation, and found an exciting new world of sharing
history through a personal lens. Peyton has been seen portraying historic figures for the
Republican National Convention, Independence National Historical Park, and the National
Archives, and appearing in documentaries on A&E and PBS.

Peyton has been a part of American Historical Theatre since 2001. He continues to
research and travel, endeavoring to combine his passions of performance and American history.
His goal is to bring to light the accomplishments as well as the imperfections of our founders,
framers, and other famous figures. Look beyond the statue, bring them off the pedestal
altogether, and see the very real everyman beneath.



February 24
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Belmar Public Library
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Belmar, NJ 07719 United States
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