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Badlands chautauqua:

A Gathering of Teddys

July 15-17

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

Friday

8:00 Morning on Town Butte
          with Joe Wiegand
          at Point to Point Trails

9:30 Welcome Program
          at the Rough Rider Hotel

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

 1:00 Conversation with the Roosevelts
           with Larry and Julia Marple
          at the Von Hoffman House Tent
 1:45 Buffalo Tales
          with Kurt Skinner
          at the Von Hoffman House Tent
 2:45 Civil War Origins of the Rough Riders
          with John Dobmeier
          at the Von Hoffman House Tent
 3:30 The Teddy Roosevelt Show
           with Joe Wiegand
           at the Old Town Hall Theater
 5:30 Meet & Greet
           at the 
Pitchfork Steak Fondue
 7:30 The Medora Musical
           at the Burning Hills A
mphitheater

Saturday

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

9:30 Costuming & Eyeware
          with Martin Jonason, Larry & Julia
          Marple, & Andrew Rath 
          at the Rough Riders Hotel

10:00 Theodore Roosevelt for the Holidays
            with Joshua Hodge
            at the Rough Riders Hotel

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

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

2:00 Rough Rider Stories

          with Kurt Skinner

          at the Von Hoffman House Tent

2:30 Four Eyes
          with Nolan Reynolds

          at the Von Hoffman House Tent

2:45 My Crowded Hour
          with John Dobmeier

          at the Von Hoffman House Tent

 3:30 The Teddy Roosevelt Show
           with Joe Wiegand
           at the Old Town Hall Theater

7:30 Too Many Teddys
           at the Old Town Hall Theater

Sunday

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

 1:00 Conversation with the Roosevelts
           with Larry and Julia Marple
           at the Old Town Hall Theater