2017 TR Weekend will take place September 15, 16 and 17.

2017 TR Weekend Events

Centennial of WW1

TR Weekend is Newcomb’s premier event, celebrating Theodore Roosevelt’s journey out of the High Peaks wilderness from Newcomb to the White House following President McKinley’s assassination in Buffalo NY. Events are planned over the entire weekend throughout Newcomb with cultural and informative entertainment for all ages. This year’s venue highlights the “Anniversary of World War I” with programs and events in memory of the Adirondacks’ Veterans, Nurses and women in supporting roles for the “The Great War” effort from home and abroad.  Joe Wiegand returns to participate as Teddy Roosevelt all weekend. Other venues include:  Winning Women’s Sufferage   “Mining in the Mountains –  The Tahawus Story“ Exhibit at the Newcomb Historical Museum  Blacksmith Demo FREE Wagon rides into Santanoni Kiosk Displays  Log roll Competition & Woodsman’s Scrimmage Cloudsplitter Paddle Tour Running of the Colors Presentation on “Plattsburg Preparedness Movement” hosted by Dr. Rich Frost Newcomb Foreign Affairs Roundtable discussion: “America at War and the Quest for Peace, 1917-2017” hosted by Roy Ginsberg & questions with TR Fireworks  Float Plane Rides Ice Cream Social  Kids Fishing Derby Upper Works Tour, Huntington Tour, Masten House Tour  Ty Yandon 5K Race  Golf Tournament

Outdoor and indoor activities will take place all weekend, so come on up 28N, the historic “Roosevelt Marcy Trail” into Newcomb, NY, the Heart of NY State’s Adirondack Park to enjoy it’s history, culture, wilderness and celebrate our National Parks Centennial.


15 Sept 2017
  • Theme – Women’s Suffrage Movement & the Centennial of Women Winning the Right to Vote in New York State
  • 1-4pm: “Mining in the Mountains  –  The Tahawus Story“ Exhibit at the Newcomb Historical Museum.
  • 4:30-6pm: International food plus Gourmet Mac & Cheese Dinner hosted by NCS Senior Class “Suffragettes” – School Cafeteria
  • 6-7pm: After dinner, join us in the auditorium for a presentation featuring Mary Cirbus, Program Coordinator for the Adirondack Architectural Heritage Assoc. (AARCH). AARCH has conducted tours of the National Women’s Rights Historical Park in Seneca Falls NY. Mary will share how the events of Seneca Falls ultimately resulted in NYS women receiving the right to vote on March 26, 1917 (3 years before the U.S. granted voting rights to women through 19th Amendment to the Constitution).  Mary will be joined by senior class “suffragettes” who will also share information about the women’s voting rights movement.


17 Sept 2017
  • Theme – Upper Works & Tahawus Day
  • 8-10am: Breakfast, eggs, sausage, gravy & biscuits hosted by NCS Class of 2019 – School Cafeteria
  • 9am: Free Wagon Rides to Great Camp Santanoni. Meet at the Santanoni Gate House (look for sign on 28N-West end of town) no later than 8:45am. Tour lasts approximately 4 hrs. Bring a bagged lunch & beverage. A one-hour tour of the great camp will be conducted by former Santanoni interns. Reserve space here. Participants will be chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note: it would be appreciated if people who rode the wagons last year would refrain from signing up again this year. Due to limited space on the wagons we would like to offer this opportunity to those people who have not been to Santanoni before.
  • 9-10am: Ty Yandon 5K Race. Meet at the Newcomb Health Center, 4 Santanoni Drive (across from the Newcomb Overlook). Call Kevin Bolan, 518-582-2991, for info.
  • 10am: Memorial Service honoring local Newcomb WWI Veteran, Leslie Braley, and all military veterans at Huntington Cemetery, 28N.
  • 10-2pm: TR Weekend Golf Tournament hosted by the NCS Class of 2018. Lunch provided. Call 518-582-3341 to register.
  • 10-11:30am: Huntington Lodge Tour, followed with a guided nature walk guided by Charlotte Demers, ESF. Look for sign on 28N & follow directions to Huntington Lodge
  • 1-pm: Memorial service at Upper Works for George Canon.
  • 3-pm: Adirondack Interpretive Center, OSC ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Riverside Interpretive Trail
  • 1-4pm: Tahawus/Blue Ridge Road – join Paul Hai and President Theodore Roosevelt for tours of the McIntyre Blast Furnace and McNaughton House, at the site of the former Village of Adirondac, and a tour of the newly renovated Masten House. Look for signs.