Annual Roosevelt symposium setDickinson State University’s sixth annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium titled, “Theodore Roosevelt: In the Arena of the West,” along with the 92nd annual meeting of the Theodore Roosevelt Association, will be held Oct. 27-30 in Dickinson and Medora, N.D.
Dickinson State University’s sixth annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium titled, “Theodore Roosevelt: In the Arena of the West,” along with the 92nd annual meeting of the Theodore Roosevelt Association, will be held Oct. 27-30 in Dickinson and Medora, N.D. In addition to the speakers who will give presentations, the symposium will include two very special events: the world premiere of “In Cowboy Land,” composed by Chris Brubeck and performed by the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra; and the unveiling of a new bronze statue of Theodore Roosevelt, created by DSU alum Tom Bollinger, on the site where the TR delivered this first great national speech on July 4, 1886.
A number of speakers will present at the symposium including:
* Edmund Morris, whose third installment of his Theodore Roosevelt biography, “Colonel Roosevelt,” was published this January.
* Patricia Nelson Limerick, MacArthur grant recipient and author of the groundbreaking, “Legacy of Conquest,” will lecture about TR’s magnum opus, “The Winning of the West.”
* Elliott West of the University of Arkansas and author of many important books, including “The Contested Plains,” will give a lecture entitled, “Roosevelt’s West.”
* Tweed Roosevelt, the great grandson of TR, who is the family historian.
* Douglas Brinkley, author of the study of TR and conservation, “Wilderness Warrior.” Brinkley will be hosting a reprise of his famous “Majic Bus Tour,” this time to remote TR places in the Dakota Badlands.
* G. Edward White of the University of Virginia School of Law, author of “The Eastern Establishment and the Western Experience: The West of Frederic Remington,” “Theodore Roosevelt” and “Owen Wister.”
For more information regarding the symposium, contact the Theodore Roosevelt Center at 701-483-2814, or visit www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org.