Hatzenbuhler to Serve as TR Library Fundraising Director, Retain Leadership of Medora Foundation

(MEDORA, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TR Medora Foundation), in cooperation with the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation (TRPLF), announced today that Randy Hatzenbuhler will serve as the Executive Director for Development for the TR Presidential Library, while continuing his role leading the TR Medora Foundation as its
President. He will join newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Edward O’Keefe, for the next phase of this historic project.

Hatzenbuhler, a Mandan native, has worked for the TR Medora Foundation for over 30 years and has been part of raising over $60 million in gifts that have further developed Medora, the gateway community to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. He began his time there working alongside the TR Medora Foundation’s first president, Rod Tjaden, and the organization’s founder, Harold Schafer; Hatzenbuhler has served as its President since 1997. During his time in Medora, he has been instrumental in leading growth in tourism, fundraising, and physical development in and around Medora.

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Scheels’ Gets BULLY Value from Medora Business Membership

A Medora Business Membership is a uniquely North Dakotan way to say thank you to the people that matter most to your business: your employees and your customers.

With Membership, you get season passes to the Medora Musical and rounds of golf at Bully Pulpit Golf Course to give to whomever you choose. Many companies get over a $10,000 return on their Membership… companies like Scheels.

We sat down with Melissa Neutman, Marketing and Events Director for Scheels in Bismarck to get her thoughts on the benefits of Membership, what it feels like to make the state’s #1 Tourist Destination better and what it’s like working for Scheels, a company who cares about the community and its employees alike!

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Matt and JoAnn Butler Foundation Pledges to Match Up To $2 Million in Support for New Kids Park in Medora

Gift will be largest single gift since the creation of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation

(MEDORA, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) is delighted to announce that the Matt and JoAnn Butler Foundation has pledged a $2 Million matching grant challenge to support Point to Point Park, a place for families named after Theodore Roosevelt’s favorite game.

The Matt and JoAnn Butler Foundation made the commitment after seeing the most recent plans for Point to Point Park and have pledged to match every dollar raised in support of the project, up to $2 Million so that the entire park can be built in 2020. The Butler Family commented after making the commitment, “We know that if we make this gift, it will get done because TRMF has a history of getting things done, and done well.” 

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2019 Magical Medora Christmas Tickets are on sale NOW!

Get your tickets for the Magical Medora Christmas tour!


We know you still have trick-or-treating and Thanksgiving to look forward to, but Magical Medora Christmas tickets are on sale TODAY and we just can’t hide our excitement! 


This traveling Christmas variety show kicks off the day after Thanksgiving and spreads holiday cheer right up until Christmas Eve! During that time they will be performing 30 shows in 23 communities all over North Dakota and into Minnesota, South Dakota, and Montana!


See the 2019 Tour cast, book tickets, and learn more by clicking the big orange button below!

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Magical Medora Christmas Cast Announced!

This year’s star-studded cast!

All the fun will be led by producer and star of the show, Bill Sorensen! He’ll bring magic and laughs to the tour as usual!

Back by popular demand, Queen of the West, Emily Walter! She’s been with the Magical Medora Christmas tour since it first started in 2015!

North Dakota native, Job Christenson, will also be back on tour! He’s a former Burning Hills Singer and host of the Medora Musical, and now a great fit in the Magical Medora Christmas tour!

Chad Willow is back on tour ticklin’ the keys, strummin’ the banjo, and adding vocals to the show! 

New to this years Magical Medora Christmas tour is Kim Willow! The former Burning Hills Singer will join her husband Chad on this tour!

Also new to the cast is Travis Smith! He played piano and banjo in this year’s Medora Musical and will bring that talent on the road!

There ya have it, the complete cast of the 2019 traveling Magical Medora Christmas show!

To see the full tour schedule and get your tickets click the big orange button below!

Conserving the Legacy of Theodore Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt in Medora

No bully about it – September is everything Teddy Roosevelt in Medora

(MEDORA, ND) – Theodore Roosevelt first stepped off the train into Dakota territory on September 8, 1883, and exactly 136 years later Teddy will take over the town again in September.

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The Man Behind the Voice

Behind-the-scenes interviews with Medora employees | By Jewel Eliese

You’re driving in your car listening to the radio, humming away to some great music. Then the song stops and you hear a silky sounding male voice, full of depth and emotion.

And you wonder, what is the story behind this radio man’s voice?

We were able to sit down and speak with a Medora employee whose dream is to one day be that man behind the radio. There may be a day when you’ll hear the voice of James Mozey on your drive to work and think how wonderful it is that you know his fascinating story.

And how Medora was a part of it.

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Medora Wish Granted

Rainann Medora Wish Recipient 2019
Donor initiative grants a second Medora experience

The Medora Wish Endowment, funded by donors of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, brought smiles to a new face this summer. Rainann Bull, a 17-year-old from Jamestown, stepped into town July 12 as the second ever to receive a trip to Medora sponsored by the Medora Wish Endowment.

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36 Hours in Medora and Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The rugged North Dakota badlands complement the laid-back charm of tiny Medora for a getaway that promises awe-inspiring views, comfortable accommodations, cowboy eats and even a musical revue.

By Alicia Underlee Nelson

Near the Montana border, you’ll find plenty to explore in Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Medora, the town that sits at the entrance to the park’s South Unit. Here’s our guide for a long weekend getaway.

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Lady Behind the Stories

Hannah

Behind-the-scenes interviews with Medora employees | By Jewel Eliese

You might not have seen her.

She is the quiet one, sitting in the office typing and making graphic designs for posters and scheduled events. The gatekeeper, as she calls marketing, for the guests and staff.

When you meet her, you will be greeted with a small smile and pleasant conversation. And you can tell one thing. She’s really listening to what you have to say, learning your life story.

And it’s an honor to take a moment and get to know Hannah Kroll, the marketing intern and lady behind the stories.

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