Become a Member

When we think about the future, we think about you.

Our Rough Riders and Business Members provide the ongoing support that allows us to connect people to historic Medora for positive, life-changing experiences.

Your support helps us bring history to life.


In 1986, Harold and Sheila Schafer and their family took a leap of faith: they donated the entire Medora Division of the Gold Seal Company to create the non-profit Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, on the hope that other people would emerge as passionate about Medora as they were.


That leap of faith paid off. 35 years later, thousands of passionate people have stepped up to say that they too see what the Schafers saw in Medora: a place to be proud of, where people from all over the world could connect for positive, life-changing experiences.


We’re committed to that vision. So if it inspires you, we’d be honored to have you join us as an annual Rough Rider member or Business Member.

move the line forward

Rough Rider Membership

Your annual Rough Rider membership helps us fix boardwalks and repair historic buildings, buy new American flags, plant flowers, and do hundreds of little things that add up to make a huge difference in Medora.
For $333, you can provide support to the TRMF mission—and choose one of these three great perks:
Option A: Two non-transferable season passes to the Medora Musical ($133 charitable deduction)
Option B: Two rounds at Bully Pulpit Golf Course ($133 charitable deduction)
Option C: $150 Retail Shopping Spree at TRMF stores/venues ($183 charitable deduction)
Or choose to accept none of the options above and receive the full $333 charitable deduction.
great for your team, great for medora

business membership

A TRMF Business Membership isn’t just a way to show support to Medora—it’s a way to support your colleagues. Your membership includes access to great perks that can be used by anyone at your business. It’s a great excuse to schedule a work retreat in the beautiful Badlands—and a great way to help us advance our mission.

Your flexible Business Membership provides support for the TRMF mission and gets you one of the great perk options below:

$1,0002 transferable season passes to Medora Musical  + Four rounds at Bully Pulpit
($400 charitable deduction)
$2,000transferable season passes to Medora Musical  + Four rounds at Bully Pulpit
($1,200 charitable deduction)
$4,000transferable season passes to Medora Musical  + Four rounds at Bully Pulpit
($2,800 charitable deduction)
$1,000Choose to accept none of the options above and receive the full $1,000 charitable deduction.

Each transferable Business Member Season Pass for the Musical could be used EVERY night of the season. With 8 passes, you could potentially send 800 people to the show!

Eyes on the Stars, Feet on the Ground

Junior Rough Rider Membership

Have a youngster in your life who loves Medora? The Junior Rough Rider program connects kids 17 and under to extra special Medora experiences, includes gifts, newsletters, messages, activities, and more.
$50 Junior Rough Rider Memberships supports the TRMF mission and gets the little buckaroos in your life a sweet welcome packet!
$50 Official Junior Rough Rider Bandana, Teddy Roosevelt themed-bookmarker, certificate of membership and special perks when they visit Medora.
for a limited time only

become a member for 2022, and you could win.

Every Wednesday for a limited time, we’ll randomly select two TRMF Annual Members to receive free tickets to A Magical Medora Christmas in a city near you!
All you need to do to be eligible is make sure you’re a TRMF Rough Rider or Business Member in 2022. We’ll contact winners by phone or email.

As a Rough Rider or Business Member, on top of the nice perks above, you get:

  • Exclusive invitation to special “Members Only” events in Medora or abroad
  • The first chance to buy tickets for ALL TRMF Events before they open to the public
  • Early entry to the Medora Musical with your Season Pass and more perks at the show
  • Exclusive info on TRMF projects and news in Print and Digital
  • Recognized in the Medora Musical Program if joined by May 1
  • Recognized in our Digital Annual Development Report 

Questions about becoming a Rough Rider or Business Member? 

We’d love to hear from you. If you have questions just give us a call at 701-223-4800 to chat or set up a meeting. There’s a lot to love about Medora, and we’d like to share it with you!


You can also drop us a line using the form below.