Once a month, Peter brings his great-grandmother and great-aunt to a museum for a little day date. We usually frequent our favorite art museum, mostly because we love its incredible cafe. That was our plan for this month’s museum outing, but when we got there it was too busy and we couldn’t get tickets. We decided to leave and as we were driving through Elmwood Village, wondering where to go, my grandmother had the idea of going to the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site. I am so glad we decided to go there, it has become one of my favorite spots in Buffalo!
There are so many hidden historical and architectural treasures in Buffalo, New York. The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site is tucked away on Delaware Avenue, right in the downtown district. It is a beautiful restored home that was once owned by Roosevelt’s friend, Ansley Wilcox. The rooms that we toured within the Wilcox residence are so lovely. It truly was incredible to stand inside the room where Roosevelt took his oath to lead our country!
Our tour guide was wonderful and so informative as he taught us about the drama that led up to Roosevelt’s inauguration. He touched upon the assassination and death of President William McKinley, along with the details about the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition. If you are ever in the Buffalo area, this museum is worth a visit. I know we will be going back soon!