Living History -- Teddy-style!
It's the fifth annual gathering of Theodore Roosevelts -- and this time they're bringing some friends!
When double digits of Theodore Roosevelt reprisers converge on his beloved cowtown -- AND a variety of historical characters from Medora and TR's past join them -- you're sure to hear some of the most enthralling stories of our 26th President, the American West, and more!
The Full Schedule!
[All activities take place in Medora, North Dakota. Times and locations may change due to weather and personal considerations, etc.]
July 20, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. “Researching Theodore Roosevelt,” staff from the Theodore Roosevelt Center, Old Town Hall Theater.
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. “Acting Like Theodore Roosevelt,” Marty Jonason, Andrist Stage.
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. “Games with the Roosevelts,” Larry and Julia Marple, lawn outside Joe Ferris Store.
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. “A.T. Packard, Editor of the Badlands Cowboy,” Don Ehli, Andrist Stage.
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. “19th Century Etiquette and the Roosevelts,” Larry and Julia Marple, Andrist Stage.
3:30 p.m. All TRs attend “A Teddy Roosevelt Salute to Medora” at the Old Town Hall Theater. (ticketed event)
5:00 p.m. Dinner Break
6:15 p.m. Greeting guests at the Pitchfork Steak Fondue and the Medora Musical
7:15 p.m. Attending the Medora Musical
July 21, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. The Weaponry of Theodore Roosevelt,” James Olson and Larry Marple, Billings County Courthouse Museum
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. “Theodore Roosevelt,” Gib Young, Andrist Stage.
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m “Theodore Roosevelt” Arch Ellwein Ferris Store Park
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Children’s Hour at the Chautauqua “Hike with a Roosevelt,” hikes offered at 2 activity levels, Joe Wiegand and Austin Artz. Meet at tent at TR tent by Outpost “Games with the Roosevelts,” Larry and Julia Marple, lawn next to Joe Ferris Store.
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. “A.T. Packard, Editor of the Badlands Cowboy,” Ferris Store Park
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. “Theodore Roosevelt Medley,” Ted Dudra, Kyle Roberson, Kurt Skinner, Steve Storebo, Andrist Stage (10 minutes each)
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. “My Last Chance to be a Boy,” Marty Jonason, at the Historic Rough Riders Hotel Conference Room Center.
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. “Tea with the Roosevelts,” Larry and Julia Marple, joined by Lucy and Aksel Seeve and youth volunteers, front lawn of the Von Hoffman Home.
2:00 p.m. “Illustrated Life of Theodore Roosevelt,” Steve Stark, RR Hotel.
3:30 p.m. All TRs attend “A Teddy Roosevelt Salute to Medora” at the Old Town Hall
Theater (ticketed event)
July 22 (not an official day of the Chautauqua, but we have added some activities)
11:30 – 12:15 “Theodore Roosevelt” Arch Ellwein, Andrist Stage
1:00 – 1:45 “Tea with the Roosevelts,” Larry & Julia Marple, Lucy & Aksel Seeve, youth volunteers, lawn of Von Hoffman House
2:00 – 2:45 “The Eris of the West: the Origin and Genealogy of a Fabricated Narrative and How it Contaminated a Century of Theodore Roosevelt Historiography”. Presentation of academic research by Austin Artz, Andrist Stage
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