June 7, 2012
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Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
Medora’s Von Hoffmann House dedication scheduled for June 16
The historic home was restored to showcase historical significance
Medora, N.D. – The Von Hoffmann House in Medora, formerly the home of the Medora Doll House, has been restored and will be dedicated on Saturday, June 16.
The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation recently restored the Von Hoffmann House to showcase its historical significance, and it now features a collection of original furniture and period furnishings. In addition, it features a display of the Ferris family’s correspondence with their friend, Theodore Roosevelt. This project was part of the Foundation’s historic preservation and restoration initiative.
The historic house was built by Medora Vallambrosa’s parents, the Baron and Mrs. Von Hoffmann in 1884 and is featured on the National Registry of Historic Places.
The dedication will take place in the back yard of the Von Hoffmann House at 1 p.m. MDT on June 16.
The Von Hoffmann House dedication ceremony will also include the dedication of the Founder’s Park, the Wall of Honor and the Elaine Andrist Garden. The Founder’s Park honors the individuals who were instrumental in Medora’s history and early beginnings including Harold Schafer, Theodore Roosevelt, Marquis de Mores, and the various donors to the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation.
Medora is located at the entrance to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As North Dakota’s #1 vacation destination, Medora offers family entertainment in an Old West atmosphere.