Preserve and improve Medora

At the Medora Foundation, we are charged with preserving the experiences here for our children, and our children’s children.

the next 100 years

Our future is brighter than ever, thanks to a growing stable of endowments that serve our people, our places, and our guests.

strength in numbers

Rough Riders and Business Members of TRMF are truly the everyday supporters who make our mission in Medora possible.

Dreams and Dreamers


For over 50 years, we’ve believed Medora is a special place. It’s our mission to preserve this place for generations and to connect people to Medora for positive, life-changing experiences.









Staying True

History, Education, and Entertainment

“My obligation today is to see that Medora’s greatness can be carried on after my lifetime, that its future can be even better than the past.” — HAROLD SCHAFER, Founder, 1988




Here are some of the endeavors we’re actively pursuing to make Medora an even greater experience for every person who visits.
Wild Horse Place: A plan to provide even more housing options to our full-time employees, helping TRMF grow alongside Medora. Coming in 2023!
Legacy BP: A plan to ensure that Bully Pulpit Golf Course will continue to challenge and amaze players—and to work more closely with nature to reduce flooding disruptions.
Medora WISH: A growing program that helps us welcome children to the Medora Musical at no cost during special weeks each summer.

Recent Foundation News

  • We Built This City: Honoring the 2022 TRMF Volunteers
    On every block of every street in Medora, you’ll find evidence of hard work and passion on the part of our volunteers. From Harold Schafer’s important first steps in restoring the old town in the 1960s, to the 600+ people who volunteer their time, energy, and talent each year, it’s no exaggeration to say that […]
  • Medora WISH: 1,400+ free Medora Musical tickets, one VIP experience in 2022!
    A growing program whose mission is to make Medora a lower-cost experience for families had another great year in 2022! Medora WISH was created and initially funded by Don & Pat Clement and Michael & Vicki Zaun in 2019. Since then, hundreds of people have contributed to the fund that allows us to host Medora WISH […]
  • John O’Leary shares optimistic message with employees & friends of TRMF
    “Why me?” “Who cares?” “What more can I do?” Those three questions were at the center of a tremendous message delivered by John O’Leary to employees and friends of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation on Monday, July 11, 2022. John’s appearance in the Burning Hills Amphitheatre was a gift to TRMF from two generous supporters […]
  • Veterans and Military Appreciation Day 2022: Our biggest tribute to veterans ever!
    Each day at the Medora Musical we strive to honor the men and women who have served our country. But July 10, 2022 was extra special in Medora! Thanks to generous donors who have supported our Veterans Endowment, this year’s Veterans and Military Appreciation Day in Medora was bigger and more special than ever before. […]
  • Historic Partnership: Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation Donates 3.5 Acres to Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library
    The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) has gifted 3.5 acres to the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation (TRPLF). The donated land will be used for shared parking, walking and hiking pathways, and a redesigned passage to both the Burning Hills Amphitheatre and the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library. “The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation and Presidential Library […]

recent video favorites

From horses to pizza slices, zipline rides to steaks, here’s how much fun we had in Medora this year, by the numbers!

Medora WISH is a growing program that helps make the Medora Musical more affordable for familes. See it in action!

Dozens of volunteers came together to breathe new life into the Medora Children’s Park. Here’s their story!

Contact us

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Contact our Development Team at 701.223.4800—or drop us a line here and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!