Harold Shafer Heritage Center | Medora, North Dakota
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Closed for the Season – Opening Again June 2024

Harold Schafer Heritage Center

Get to know the man who secured the future of Medora!

Harold Schafer, North Dakota’s most famous businessman, led a life unlike any other. The Harold Schafer Heritage Center & Museum is the perfect place to learn his story—from Mr. Bubble to Medora!

Once you’ve strolled through the Heritage Center, take a breather out on the patio and relax in our beautiful garden area. You’ll find peace, inspiration, and amazing stories at the Harold Schafer Heritage Center!

Exterior of the Harold Schafer Heritage Center museum in Medora, ND. The building features dark wood siding and red brick, with flowering bushes and a flag flying out front.



May 25- June 2

Open Weekends 10:00am – 5:00pm

June 5 – Sept 8

Open Daily 10:00am – 5:00pm

2023 Traveling Exhibit


The newest traveling exhibit from the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, Building Life and Home on the Prairie: German-Russian Homesteads of North Dakota, is a celebration of the material culture of early German-Russian settlers. The exhibit provides a unique glimpse into the lives of these settlers and their experiences building a life and home on the vast North Dakota prairie.


Our goal with this exhibit is to preserve and share the memories of early homesteads and their vital role in the long and complex history of North Dakota. By showcasing the unique culture, architecture, and experiences of these settlers, we hope to strengthen their representation and bring attention to their contributions to North Dakota’s history.


Visitors to the exhibit will have the opportunity to learn about the early history of German-Russians, their immigration to the United States, and the cultural techniques they used to build homes and sustain their heritage.


The Harold Schafer Heritage Center is owned and operated by

For over 50 years, we’ve believed Medora is a special place. It’s our mission to preserve this place for generations and to connect people to Medora for positive, life-changing experiences. Learn more and give at foundation.medora.com.