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The Theodore Roosevelt Association is a historical and public service organization dedicated to perpetuating the memory and ideals of Theodore Roosevelt. While looking back at Roosevelt’s life, times, and legacy, we have our sights on the future through programs that recognize brave and gifted individuals, inspire public service, bring comfort to sick children, and develop tomorrow’s leaders.

On the history front, we support new scholarship about Roosevelt, his life and times in our quarterly Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal and through conferences and presentations by leading historians and authors. We also support the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund for research grants at the American Museum of Natural History.

Since our founding in 1919, the TRA has been instrumental in preserving sites of importance to Roosevelt’s life and legacy. We maintain close ties with many historic landmarks, including Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay, NY, Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site in New York City, Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial in Washington, DC, the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site in Buffalo, and Pine Knot, the Roosevelts’ presidential retreat in Albemarle County, VA

The TRA carries Roosevelt’s ideals into current times through a variety of programs.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Police Awards
  • Teddy Bears for Kids
  • Theodore Roosevelt Public Speaking Contests
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
  • Strenuous Life Adventures
  • Theodore Roosevelt Distinguished Service Medal
  • Theodore Roosevelt Medal of Honor
Learn more about TRA Programs

The Theodore Roosevelt Association is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tax Identification #13-559-3999

GuideStar: We have earned a 2024 Platinum Seal of Transparency with Candid and a Four-Star Rating !

GuideStar: We have earned a 2024 Platinum Seal of Transparency with Candid and a Four-Star Rating !