Throughout the year, The Theodore Roosevelt Center hosts numerous events designed to raise awareness of Theodore Roosevelt, his impact on America and the world, and his lasting legacy. Events include the annual TR Symposium, scholarly lectures, author appearances, and book signings.

Featured Events

Theodore Roosevelt: The Naturalist in the Arena

September 14-16, 2017

When seven-year-old "Teedie" Roosevelt came upon a dead seal in front of a New York City shop, he measured it, gazed on it in wonder, and eventually obtained the skull for what would become the Roosevelt Museum of Natural History. His scientific curiosity, boyish enthusiasm, and love of the outdoors persisted through his hectic life as a public servant.

Join us as we explore TR's love of nature, his work to save the buffalo, his conservation friendships with John Muir and Gifford Pinchot, and his love of big game hunting.


Past Events


The Theodore Roosevelt Center hosts an annual symposium at Dickinson State University to explore various facets of Roosevelt’s life and career. Each symposium features a nationally-recognized keynote speaker, a series of lectures by prominent Roosevelt scholars, panel discussions, receptions, entertainment, and a field trip to places in North Dakota that were of importance to Roosevelt.

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Other Events

The Theodore Roosevelt Center periodically hosts events such as guest speakers, book signings, volunteer training, and others.

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