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THEODORE ROOSEVELT PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

A range of options being studied for the park include new and improved visitor centers in both the north and south units as well as at the Painted Canyon overlook.
Summer traffic in Medora, North Dakota, could double once the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library opens in 2026.
The harvest of native plant seeds, including some taken from Theodore Roosevelt's Maltese Cross and Elkhorn Ranch sites, marks a "hands-on-the-ground" step forward for the future western North Dakota attraction.
The donated land is for shared parking, hiking paths and an enhanced access road to the Burning Hills Amphitheatre and adjacent presidential library.

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The site, formerly U.S. Forest Service land, will continue to be open to cattle grazing.
Rob Walton, who is leading a new group of owners of the Denver Broncos, and his wife Melani pledged $50 million for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, recently reduced to $15 million. Does the Broncos purchase help explain the reduced gift?
The acquisition of 90 acres for the presidential library will be completed by the end of the month, with construction slated to begin the summer of 2023.
Moving the Roosevelt statue to Medora would allow us to use this wonderful piece of art to both provoke awe of the man's deeply important legacy in both our region, and our nation, and to draw attention to the more problematic elements of American history he played a part in. This art can still inspire, is what I'm trying to tell you, but not if the iconoclasts get their way and destroy it.
Along with Theodore Roosevelt's great-great grandson, a veteran leader of the National Park Service was named to the board.
Laura Block has been hired as the chief operating officer of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation, according to the foundation’s chief executive officer, Edward O’Keefe. Block recently served as associate dean of administration and finance at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Before that, she was the CFO of the UND Alumni Association and Foundation for more than 10 years. During that time, Block worked with the UND Spirit Campaign, which raised more than $324 million for the university.

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Private fundraising efforts continue, but the foundation reached $100 million in private donations last year, half of which came from Melani and Rob Walton, of the Walmart fortune.
The library foundation announced on Thursday, Jan. 28, that former pharmaceutical executive Victoria Chambers, nonprofit boss Eric Jolly and retired law firm partner Vaughn Williams have joined the 12-member board of trustees.
Buried deep in the massive omnibus bill passed by Congress on Monday, Dec. 21, lies an act to allow the Roosevelt library foundation to buy 93 acres of land in Medora, N.D., on which to build the ambitious project. The $2.3 trillion package, which includes coronavirus relief funding, will now go to President Donald Trump for final approval.

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