OUR HISTORY -- About the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
We are a public, non-profit organization that was formed in 1986 by a multi-million dollar gift from Harold Schafer and his family. Harold was most famously known as the founder of the Gold Seal Company, Mr. Bubble, Glass Wax and other nationally-known household products -- but his LOVE was for Medora.
Today, we at TRMF strive to preserve, present, and serve all that Harold loved about Medora by operating history, education, entertainment businesses for people to enjoy in the beautiful North Dakota Badlands.
But WHY are we doing ANY of this? Because we believe it is so important to connect people to historic Medora for positive, life-changing experiences. Learn more about the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation.
VOLUNTEER -- Help TRMF with the gift of your time
Each year over 600 volunteers spend a week at a time in Medora helping to preserve and make Medora better for guests. Our dedicated and gracious volunteers have been absolutely crucial in sustaining the growth of TRMF and Medora as a destination. And they keep Harold Schafer's dream of a place for families to connect with one another alive and well.
TRMF Volunteers apply online each year between November 15 and January 1. Learn More about our Volunteer Program and Apply Here.
BECOME AN ANNUAL MEMBER -- Great Option for Businesses or Individuals
Thousands across the region have seen the great value in becoming an Annual Member of the TR Medora Foundation. Individual memberships are as little as $20.83 per month, while flexible Business Memberships start at $1,000. Both types of memberships come with some great perks, while providing truly amazing amounts of support that are the foundation for keeping the experience of Medora what we all love. See what Memberships Help Us Do and Become an Annual Member Here.
PROJECTS FOR NOW, AND FOR THE FUTURE -- $50 Million in the last decade and still improving
There's so much happening to improve and preserve the Medora Experience, we have to show you it all! From improvements for mobility impaired show-goers at the Medora Musical and Sponsorship of "The Greatest Show in the West", to Maintenance Endowments at Bully Pulpit Golf Course and support for the world's best Theodore Roosevelt Repriser, Joe Wiegand.
Our supporters have helped us to invest nearly $50 Million into Medora in the last 10 years -- and things are just getting started. See the list and see how you can help.
THE MEDORA WISH -- An endowment to allow more families to enjoy Medora
A brand-new initiative driven by our all-volunteer-board, the Medora Wish Endowment was created based off of a simple yet powerful desire of our founder, who wanted to allow as many people as possible to be inspired by the Badlands the way he and Theodore Roosevelt were. See the Medora WISH priorities and contribute to the cause.
Read on for two of our most immediate opportunities to get involved...