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 […]

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.


Medora is Participating in Giving Hearts Day 2020!

What is Giving Hearts

Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour fundraising event for charities in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. Since the first event in 2008, generous donors have given more than $70 million, 100% of which goes directly to participating charities. Giving Hearts Day 2020 is Thursday, February 13.