Renowned Theodore Roosevelt Repriser Joe Wiegand Returns. Medora to Host, Third Annual “Gathering of TR’s”

A TR Salute to Medora Returns and will show all summer long — third Annual Gathering of Theodore Roosevelt Re-enactors to be held in Medora, North Dakota on July 15, 16, and 17, 2016.

(Medora, ND) – Renowned Theodore Roosevelt Repriser, Joe Wiegand returns to Medora after traveling the country reprising Theodore Roosevelt in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park System. His show, A Teddy Roosevelt Salute to Medora and the National Parks will run Tuesday – Sunday all summer long, at 3:30pm MDT at the Old Town Hall Theater.

Wiegand’s return is just in time.

Beginning Friday, Medora will host its Third Annual Gathering of Theodore Roosevelt re-enactors. This year’s gathering will feature 7 “Theodore Roosevelts” from 7 states. It’s one of the largest known gatherings of TRs in the world.

Highlights will include an acting class titled, Acting Like Theodore Roosevelt. The class will be led by Fargo-based actor/director Martin Jonason. One of Jonason’s first jobs was the portrayal of a young Theodore Roosevelt in,Old Four Eyes, the long running play that preceded today’s Medora Musical.

Audiences will also hear from North Dakota Author, Rolf Sletten. Sletten will be giving a lecture on his new book, Roosevelt’s Ranches: The Maltese Cross & The Elkhorn. A book signing will take place after his lecture on Friday. 

Additional TRs participating in the, “Gathering of TRs Three,” include co-hosts Joe Wiegand of Manitou Springs, Colorado, and Larry Marple of South Charleston, Ohio — who regularly share the Theodore Roosevelt duties in Medora. Audiences will also enjoy:

  • Dr. James Brosseau’s presentation, The Dakota Indian Wars
  • A presentation on Quentin Roosevelt (TR’s youngest son) presented by North Dakota native, Austin Artz
  • A Teddy Roosevelt Salute to Medora & the National Parks with Joe Wiegand and Gregg Harris
  • A Cabin Building Workshop
  • Other TR portrayals
  • And much more


In addition to the Theodore Roosevelt re-enactors, the public can enjoy, Tea with Mrs. Roosevelt, featuring South Charleston Ohio’s, Julia Marple.

Guests can purchase tickets for a “Gathering of TR’s Three” for $15. Tickets can only be purchased in Medora, wherever tickets are sold.

A list of “A Gathering of TR’s Three” events and participants can be found here.

Guests can purchase tickets for A Teddy Roosevelt Salute to Medora and the National Parks for $15. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 1-800-MEDORA-1.

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