The North Dakota 65th Legislative Assembly today passed Senate Bill 2003, which provides funds to begin construction of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library (TRPL) in Dickinson next year. When Gov. Burgum signs the bill, $10.5 million will be available on July 1 for planning, design, and construction plus an additional $750,000 will be available for operations. The bill requires that construction on the TRPL facility be well underway by Dec. 31, 2018.
Often, the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation (TRPLF) board members and staff are asked why a presidential library for Theodore Roosevelt is being built in Dickinson, North Dakota. Why here, why now, and why not in his home state of New York? These are simple questions with complex answers.
Duey and Char Marthaller recently donated a handcrafted desk to the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library (TRPL). It is an exact replica of the writing desk at which Theodore Roosevelt sat and wrote parts of four books and countless letters home during his mid-1880s sojourn in the badlands of Dakota Territory.
The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation Board of Directors selected three consulting firms to help further the Presidential Library project at its meeting in Bismarck, N.D., on Friday, Nov. 11.
The smoky scent of cowboy coffee cooking over a campfire and the rhythmic sound of the crosscut saw working through cottonwood logs set the scene for the Roosevelt Elkhorn Festival on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. More than 300 people turned out to spend a mild and sunny autumn afternoon learning about the TR Presidential Library project and the rebuilding of the Elkhorn Ranch cabin at the site in Dickinson.