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Presidential library foundation asking for community input

The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation will be holding a community forum Thursday to update the public on its progress and ask for the community's input.

The rendering created by JLG Architects of Dickinson shows the proposed facade for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library planned for the Dickinson State University campus between State Avenue North and 13th Avenue West. (JLG Architects)
The rendering created by JLG Architects of Dickinson shows the proposed facade for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library planned for the Dickinson State University campus between State Avenue North and 13th Avenue West. (JLG Architects)

The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation will be holding a community forum Thursday to update the public on its progress and ask for the community's input.

The forum will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Dickinson Area Public Library's community room at 139 W. 3rd St. The event is free and open to the public.

"The Foundation is committed to keeping the public informed and involved as the project moves forward," said Bruce Pitts, TRPLF board chair, in a press release. "We want to hear from the people of Dickinson and the region what they want to see and experience at the TR Presidential Library."

This forum is the first of a series of forums that will be held in the area. The next one will be held at the Medora Community Center on Jan. 26 and another will be held in Dickinson at the library on Feb. 2.

Shanna Shervheim, manager for North Dakota communications for TRPL, will help lead a short presentation about the library before opening up the conversation to the public.

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"I think it's a fantastic opportunity for Dickinson, and for the state as a whole," Shervheim said. "Presidential libraries draw visitors from around the country. We're in the heart of Roosevelt country where we can offer another insight into the life and legacy of Theodore Roosevelt as a president and as a man."

She noted that the library's location is also near Theodore Roosevelt National Park where Roosevelt had his ranch headquarters in the 1880s. The library will serve as an attractive addition to the area, she said.

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