Do the best you can with what you have, where you are. No one can do more. No one should do less.


These are words were spoken by the Father of Modern Medora, legendary North Dakota businessman and philanthropist, Harold Schafer.

Inside the Harold Schafer Heritage Center, you'll see the fruition of those words.

Among the different sections are displays tracing the creation and rise to fame of internationally known products: Mr. Bubble and Snowy Bleach.

There's also:

  • A recreation of Harold's Gold Seal Company Office 
  • A short documentary video on Harold 
  • And more!

We could go on and on about this real-life Forrest Gump and what he accomplished, but you have a Medora vacation to plan!

So just read this. 


Shortly after Harold's death, North Dakota Horizons (Winter Issue, 2002, Vol. 32, No.1) published the results of a survey of North Dakotans on who has "made the biggest impact on our state during the past 100 years." The four individuals chosen by the readers of the magazine were Senator William "Wild Bill" Langer, Theodore Roosevelt, Lawrence Welk, and Harold Schafer.

After you have moseyed your way through the Harold Schafer Heritage Center check out a one-man show dedicated to recreating the historic life of Harold Schafer.

Wonderful WORK: A Harold Schafer Story is a live show that recreates first hand the highs and lows of businessman, Harold Schafer's life!

Check out this sneak peek video...


Proudly supported by the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation.