By Lars Dalseide | May 24 2012 19:02

President Theodore Roosevelt's Summer White House collection at the NRA Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - There was more to Theodore Roosevelt than firearms. Sure, it's one of the things we really like about Teddy. Heck, it's one of the things we love about him ... but nonetheless there's more. And tonight on Curator's Corner, we're going with the contents from his Summer White House in New York.

"He called it Sagamore Hill," started National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Phil Schreier. "Originally he planned on naming it 'Leeholm' after his first wife Alice Hathaway Lee. But after she passed, and he remarried, President Roosevelt went with Sagamore — the title bestowed upon the Chief Chief of the local Algonquin Indian tribe."

The Summer White House collection includes the original desk and chair from Sagamore Hill along with a writing set, a prized cigar case, his bear skin gloves (made, of course, from a bear shot by the President), a silver candle holder and more.

To find out what more means, join Phil tonight at 10:40 with roving reporter John Popp as Curator's Corner ventures through the contents of Teddy's Summer White House on NRANews.com and Sirius/XM Patriot Satellite Radio.

President Theodore Roosevelt's bear skin gloves at the NRA Museum

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