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A Message from TRMF addressing Covid-19.

When you’re ready, we will be ready too

Theodore Roosevelt and Harold Schafer’s lives were generations apart, yet they are connected forever.  Harold’s restoration of Historic Medora awakened the world to the impact that Medora and the Badlands had on the 26th president.

In all my conversations with Harold Schafer, I only saw him truly discouraged one time. It was on September 11, 2001. He was sad for the country and the world.

Harold did not get to see the recovery as he died on December 2, 2001. Like TR, he had enormous belief in America. I am certain he knew the nation would rebound.

COVID-19 is different than any of us has experienced. Except in the most important way: WE WILL RECOVER. 

When we are free to travel and recreate again, we invite you to return to a place that will lift your spirits and inspire us all to be the best version of ourselves.   

Medora and the Badlands is where TR healed after losing his mother and wife on the same day. It is where he made himself strong.  The employees of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation believe that our work is important. Never more so than this summer.  

We are doing everything we can to be ready to serve you this summer.

When you are ready, we will be here for you.  

We are immensely grateful for you. You have visited, worked, volunteered, and performed in our little town and have generously supported our efforts. Please take good care of yourself. We need you. Hoping to see you on the boardwalks this summer.

Randy Hatzenbuhler, President
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation

P.S. We will be working on and updating our plans every day, but to keep up to date, you can check out our COVID-19 Response page of Medora.com.

Help us, help folks recover

With an abundance of caution and care, we are doing everything we can to be ready to welcome guests to Medora this summer. We are all going to need a place to relax and restore ourselves and each other.

We’re asking our friends to help us recruit for the key positions that will allow us to be ready to open this summer.

Will you share with your family, friends, colleagues, and connections that we are hiring for this year, and that now more than ever, we need a team to help us connect people to Medora for positive, life-changing experiences.

A Medora story as old as time…

A young boy and girl are restless in the car all the way from Jamestown to Medora during the families annual summer vacation. When Dad parks, it’s 3 in the afternoon. “What are we going to do ’till the Fondue and Musical?”, he says.

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