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Third Annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival to Be Held at Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Historic Medora

Third Annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival to Be Held at Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Historic Medora

Astronomy Ranger at TRNP

MEDORA, ND: Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Historic Medora invite curious minds of all ages to spend an early autumn weekend exploring our wondrous universe. Park rangers, astronomers, and space enthusiasts of all types will gather for the Third Annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September 13.

This year’s special guest speakers will touch on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Craig Howe, a Lakota scholar and enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe will speak on Friday evening about winter counts and how they record Lakota history. On Saturday evening, explore our connections with the universe with Dave Weinrich, retired planetarium coordinator at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Other speakers include Park Ranger-Astronomers Erik Jensen, Kate and Jeff Zylland.

“People have been studying the night skies for millennia,” said Chief of Interpretation Eileen Andes. “Dakota Nights celebrates the beauty and fragility of this awe-inspiring resource and makes it accessible and fun for people of all ages. You don’t have to be an astronomy expert; the festival has something for everyone.”

Daytime activities include model rocket building and launching, a “build your own telescope” workshop, “sun gazing,” solar system hikes, family astronomy activities, and presentations in Dickinson State University’s Discovery Dome. Evening events will reveal the mysteries of the universe while star gazing in a field of more than a dozen telescopes manned by astronomers and park rangers.

The Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival is a partnership between Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Historic Medora. “Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival would not be possible without our partners and the many volunteers who join us in celebrating the night sky,” said Andes. Partners include Medora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Medora Chamber of Commerce, Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association, Friends of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Dickinson State University, Chateau De Mores State Historic Site, North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, Badlands Ministries, and Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation.

A complete listing of all activities and an event map are available on the park’s website at www.nsp.gov/thro.

Contact:
Eileen Andes
eileen_andes@nps.gov
701-623-4466

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
P.O. Box 7
Medora, ND 58645
701-623-4466
www.nps.gov/thro
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The Bad Lands Cow Boy Rides Back into Medora!

The Bad Lands Cow Boy Rides Back into Medora!

We’ve done it! We’ve resurrected A.T. Packard’s beloved, “Bad Lands Cow Boy News Paper.” Inside, you’ll find historical accounts of Medora’s past, as well as present and future goings-on.  You can pick up your copy of the paper at locations all around town. Read on for an exclusive article!

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Tales of Medora – Where did the Marquis & Marquise go After Medora

Tales of Medora – Where did the Marquis & Marquise go After Medora

The Marquis De Mores returned to France, where he became heavily embroiled in the intrigues of French politics. He ran for the Paris City Council, became a rabid anti-Semite, became involved in a plot to overthrow the French government, tried to organize a railroad in Indo-China, and concocted a grandiose scheme to unite all of Islam against England and the Jews.

In 1896, he went to Libya with a plan to stir up the Arabs against the English advances into Africa. On the morning of June 9, 1896, he was ambushed, shot, and killed in the Sahara Desert by a group of Touareg tribesman. The Marquise insisted the Touaregs were hired by his political enemies, but it is possible that they simply killed him for the gold he was carrying. Had he lived five more days, he would have been thirty-eight years old. READ MORE »

10 things you didn’t know about Medora, the wife of the Marquis De Mores

10 things you didn’t know about Medora, the wife of the Marquis De Mores

Medora Vallombrosa (1856 to 1921) was the wife the French Aristocrat, Marquis de  Mores. They were married in Cannes, France and lived in New York and Paris. Her and the Marquis summered and hunted in these very Badlands and eventually lived here for a time. You know our town is named after Medora, but here are ten things you may not know about our towns namesake.

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Medora to Host First Ever Meeting of Theodore Roosevelt Re-enactors

Medora to Host First Ever Meeting of  Theodore Roosevelt Re-enactors

Six “Teddies” and one Mrs. Roosevelt to be featured in performances throughout the day, Wednesday, August 6.

(MEDORA, ND) – The actor James Whitmore portrayed Theodore Roosevelt in the play “Bully!” on Broadway. Actors Brian Keith, Tom Berenger, and Robin Williams have played TR in film. North Dakota humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson has rivaled his own Thomas Jefferson with his version of TR.

Medora, North Dakota, is one of the many places where an actor or re-enactor has been known to portray Teddy Roosevelt, so it is more than fitting that Medora and the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation are playing host to the first ever “Gathering of TR’s”, a performance review and conference featuring six Theodore Roosevelts and one Edith Roosevelt, TR’s second wife and First Lady of the Nation. The gathering is slated for Wednesday, August 6, Mrs. Roosevelt’s 153rd birthday.

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Five Must-Experience Family Attractions in Medora, North Dakota

Five Must-Experience Family Attractions in Medora, North Dakota

This blog was written on July 17, 2014 by . We encourage any visitors to Medora to share their stories with us the way Kathryn has. For more of Kathryn’s writing, go to: mommykatandkids.com

One of the things I love about travelling is discovering the hidden treasures in every region, places that might not be as well-known as the big cities but that have their own special magic and appeal. Recently my boys and I visited North Dakota for a week and were able to discover one of those hidden treasures first-hand: the tourist town of Medora, just outside Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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Top 10 reasons to spend your 4th of July in Medora.

Top 10 reasons to spend your 4th of July in Medora.

Medora 4th of July copy


The 4th of July in Medora
is a very special time. Patriotism is abundant as guests from all over the nation pour in to experience the most patriotic holiday in our historic town. We love the 4th so much here in Medora and would love for you to see why. Here are the top ten reasons you should make us your 4th of July destination this summer: READ MORE »

Going crazy planning your Medora vacation? We are here to help!

Going crazy planning your Medora vacation? We are here to help!

Are you struggling to decide what to see and do during your trip to Medora this summer? We thought so, which is why we created a handy-dandy “Trip Planning Page”. Take a gander at just some of what we’ve set up for you.

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Annual Members: Part of the Magic Behind Medora.

Annual Members: Part of the Magic Behind Medora.

There has never been a more exciting time to be an Annual Member of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation!

The Medora Musical is going into its 50th consecutive summer; three of this year’s Burning Hills Singers (BHS) are from North Dakota and former Burning Hills Singer, Kat Perkins,  is taking the nation by storm as a contestant on NBC’s “THE VOICE.” And just think, this year you can drive on the new road to the amphitheatre and park in our new lot!

You may not realize it, but the Annual Members of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, along with other generous donors, the conscientious members of the TRMF Board of Directors, leadership team, and staff, all work to make Medora an even better place to bring your families and friends year after year.

We want to invite you to become an Annual Member.
It is so easy, simply click here to become a Member. If you prefer, we can take your membership gift over the phone when you call at (701)223-4800. But please hurry, you’ll need to join by May 15 if you want your name included in the 2014 Medora Musical program. READ MORE »

Medora Musical Variety Acts Announced

Medora Musical Variety Acts Announced

World-renowned performers back by popular demand and joined by two exciting acts!

(Medora, ND) The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF), operator of the Medora Musical, announced today three variety acts that will perform during the 2014 season. The three selected acts are: READ MORE »