Theodore Roosevelt is often considered the “Conservationist President.” He helped establish 230 million acres of public land, 150 which were set aside as National Forests. Joe Wiegand is considered the world’s premiere Theodore Roosevelt reprisor. As an actor and historian, Joe’s portrayals of Theodore Roosevelt in live performances and in television have people wondering if TR has come back to life! Joe will be in Spartanburg in March for three days to connect, through SPACE, with the Spartanburg Community. In various venues and to a wide audience, he will talk history and conservation.
A day with Teddy Roosevelt in District 7 - Friday March 20, 2020
Teddy will visit several schools in District 7 throughout the day where he’ll spend two hours in each library meeting with 3rd and 4th grade classes. Students will have the opportunity to listen to and be inspired by his animated storytelling.
Teddy Roosevelt at Spartanburg Community College downtown Auditorium - Thursday March 19, 2020
Teddy will be on stage in downtown Spartanburg to entertain a large crowd. The auditorium seats 400 people, cost to attend will be $12.
Family Day with Teddy at Glendale Shoals - Saturday March 21, 2020
Join SPACE, the Hub City Writers Project, and Spartanburg County Recs Department for a fun-filled family day at Glendale Shoals. This event will be free and open to the public with fun activities for kids and an on-going performance by Teddy.
SPACE hosts a multitude of events throughout the year. As an organization focused on land conservation and environmental protection, we’ve launched an initiative to focus on sustainability efforts during our fundraisers and small events. With help from local composting company, Atlas Organics, we’re making composting a priority at our two big fundraisers (Bonnamoo and A Shucking Good Time). Thanks to local artists Frankie Zombie and Maggie MacDonald, you won’t miss the compost cans at these events! Want to help make our events more sustainable? Share a ride and bring your own non-glass tumblers with you. Working together we can make an impact!
The 4th Annual "A Shucking Good Time" presented by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System raised $30,000 for SPACE to support our mission of land conservation. 3K was raised for the Cottonwood Trail Boardwalk Restoration Project. Thanks to our composting efforts, 838 pounds of waste was diverted from the landfill.