Editor’s note: This is the sixth post in a series of guest posts from the PRSA National Capital Chapter publicity committee leading up to the PRSA 2014 International Conference, October 12 – 14. Follow the Conference conversation by searching the hashtag #PRSAICON and following our PRSA National Events Twitter handle, @PRSAevents.
via: Harvey Barrison
Don’t Miss Roosevelt Island, Key Bridge Boat House and the National Cathedral
Our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt, left more than his presidential legacy to Washington, D.C. He was the inspiration for Roosevelt Island–reachable by canoe or kayak, and he laid the first cornerstone for the Washington National Cathedral. In addition, he is considered a PR pioneer launching one of the first-ever large publicity campaigns. “His conservation policies, effectively promoted by Gifford Pinchot, in the governments’ first large-scale publicity program, saved much of America’s resources from gross exploitation,” wrote Glen Broom in his book Effective Public Relations.
Here are some additional details about visiting Roosevelt-related sites around D.C.