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Land Acquisition

June 27, 2022

The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation purchased 90.3 acres of land from the U.S. Forest Service. The transaction completes an 18-month process that began when TRPLF received Congressional approval to acquire the land for construction of the T.R. Library in North Dakota.

Schematic Design

August 13, 2021 - February 1, 2022

TRPL's design and construction team will be working in sync with Snøhetta, TRPL contracted design team, and JLG, architect of record to map out everything from exhibit spaces, spatial relationships, and initial floorplans.

Concept Design

January 1, 2020 – August 12, 2021

The Design Architect–alongside the Local Architect of Record–will work in tandem to solidify and perfect the library's design.

Design Architect Selected

September 18, 2020

The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation unanimously voted to select Snøhetta for the Design Architect commission of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library.

Design Concepts Unveiled

August 17, 2020

Three of the world's best architectural firms–Henning Larsen, Snøhetta, and Studio Gang–unveil their concepts for public comment.

Finalists Selected

May 20, 2020

Three of the world's best architects will compete for the role of Design Architect of the T.R. Library.

Design Competition Kickoff

April 27, 2020

The Board approved a shortlist of 14 candidates for the role of Design Architect, who received our Request for Qualifications.

Preferred Site Selected

March 31, 2020

Eleven (11) sites were evaluated as the possible location of the TR Library in Medora, North Dakota.

Architectural Brief Released

December 15, 2019

The Project Brief is our foundational document, setting our tone and intent.

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The Foundation

The TRPLF is a non-profit organization formed in 2014 to plan, build and oversee operations of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota.

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Roosevelt and the Badlands: Why North Dakota

T.R. was a New Yorker by chance, and a North Dakotan by choice; he was an easterner and a westerner, but above all he was quintessentially American.
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The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library will instill T.R.'s powerful and enduring values in every visitor. Join us.
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Contact Us

We aim to build a legacy for today, to create a new tomorrow. But we are not embarking on this journey alone – this is one we are taking together, alongside you. We welcome you to read frequently asked questions below. If you have anything else to share, please reach out through the form below.
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