Games with the Roosevelts | Medora, North Dakota
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Games with the Roosevelts

Victorian Era Shenanigans

Games with the Roosevelts offers an hour of delightful Victorian parlor games and lively stories led by Theodore and Edith themselves on the Ferris Store Lawn. Immerse yourself in the past and experience some of the ruckus caused by Teddy and the Roosevelt children during their time in the White House.



Joe Ferris General Store

June 5 – September 7

Wednesday – Sunday | 11:00 am

Meet Larry and Julia

Larry Marple began his living history career when one of his second-grade students told him he looked like Theodore Roosevelt. Since then Larry and his wife Julia have been traveling the country portraying President Roosevelt and his wife Edith Roosevelt. 


The Marples have always shared a love for history – the couple met at a Civil War reenactment. And they have enjoyed fostering their passion for history over many hours of research on the Roosevelts. Edith’s inclusion in the Marple’s storytelling is unique and important as Edith was one of Teddy’s best political advisors.


Throughout the winter the Marples tour as Theodore and Edith. More information can be found at During the summer catch, Larry and Julia explore the ND Badlands with their foster beagles or performing throughout Medora as the Roosevelts. 



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