Medora Badlands Chautauqua | Medora, North Dakota
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Badlands Chautauqua:

A Gathering of Teddys | July 14-16, 2023

Named for the region where the movement began, Chautauquas were an education movement popular at the turn of the century. Academics, scholars, experts, and the public gathered to learn and be inspired. 

Today, Medora revives the Chautauqua tradition so new generations can learn and be inspired by Theodore Roosevelt’s legacy.

“A gathering that is typically American in that it is typical of America at its best.”

- THEODORE ROOSEVELT

July 14-16, 2023

FRIDAY

8:00 Morning on Town Butte

         with Joe Wiegand

         at Point to Point Trails

9:00 Chautauqua – Session 1

          at the Von Hoffman House

10:00  Young Teddy Roosevelt

             with Nolan Reynolds

             at the Maltese Cross Cabin

11:00 Stories & Games with the Roosevelts

             with Larry and Julia Marple

             on the Ferris Store Lawn

3:30 The Teddy Roosevelt Show

          with Joe Wiegand

          at the Old Town Hall Theater

7:30 The Medora Musical

         at the Burning Hills Amphitheater

SATURDAY

8:00 Strenuous Life Hike
          with Joe Wiegand
          at Point to Point Trails

11:00 Stories & Games with the Roosevelts
           with Larry and Julia Marple
           on the Ferris Store Lawn

11:30 Chautauqua – Session 3

            at the Von Hoffman House

1:00 Tea with the Roosevelts
          with Larry and Julia Marple
          at the Von Hoffman House

11:30 Chautauqua – Session 4

            at the Von Hoffman House

3:30  The Teddy Roosevelt Show

           with Joe Wiegand

           at the Old Town Hall Theater

7:00  This is Our Home: the Mary Sewall Story
           with Donna Sewall Davidge
           at the Old Town Hall Theater

8:00  Too Many Teddys
           at the Old Town Hall Theater

SUNDAY

11:00 Stories & Games with the Roosevelts
           with Larry and Julia Marple
           on the Ferris Store Lawn

11:30 Chautauqua – Session 5

            at the Von Hoffman House

1:00 Tea with the Roosevelts
          with Larry and Julia Marple
          at the Von Hoffman House

1:00 Historic Chocolate Tasting

         featuring the life of Margaret Roberts

         at the Von Hoffman House

2:00 Chautauqua – Session 6

          at the Von Hoffman House

3:30 Conversation with the Roosevelts

         with Larry and Julia Marple

         at the Old Town Hall Theater

Funded in part by Humanities North Dakota, a nonprofit, independent state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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