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Notable reenactor brings president Roosevelt to Flathead Valley

| April 21, 2024 12:00 AM

The 26th U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt will ride into the Flathead Valley again next week. 

Historic impersonator Joe Wiegand will bring the former president to life with presentations at the Northwest Montana History Museum and Flathead Valley Community College. Roosevelt, who served as president from 1901 to 1909, is known to have spent time in Montana and is thought to have stopped in the Flathead Valley. 

Wiegand has portrayed Roosevelt after a career as a political consultant. He performed at the White House as part of a celebration for the 100th anniversary of Roosevelt’s birth. He has performed in all 50 states. 

On Wednesday, April 24, Wiegand will portray Roosevelt during a free event at the history museum beginning at 11:30 a.m. This will be followed by a question and answer session with Roosevelt buff Bob Brown, a former Montana Secretary of State and state Senate president.

The museum visit precedes a full-length presentation on Thursday, April 25, at Flathead Valley Community College at 7:30 p.m. The event is made possible by the Rotary Clubs of Evergreen, Kalispell, and Kalispell Daybreak.

Tickets, limited to 300, to the event, are by donation at the door at the FVCC Arts & Technology Building. For questions and ticket information, email rotaryofevergreenmt@gmail.com.