Crazy Horse Memorial –
Memorial Day Weekend Open House
Crazy Horse, SD-Crazy Horse Memorial will host their annual Memorial Day Weekend Open House. The public is invited to Crazy Horse Memorial May 22nd through the 25th. Visitors will enjoy waived admission with the donation of 3 cans of food for the Care and Share Food Drive. Crazy Horse Memorial offers three museums, a historic video, Korczak’s Studio-Home and Workshop, sculptures, artwork and antiques.
A pre-celebration will be held Thursday, May 21 at 11:44 am (weather permitting) in honor of Ruth Ziolkowski. This blast will honor the passing of the Ziolkowski matriarch, who taught us what true passion, persistence, vision and leadership was. Ruth was and will continue to be an inspiration.
Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the summer festivities at the Memorial. New displays have been created in the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® and NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER®. The Memorial is especially proud to present the Exhibit of the American Bison, located on the lower level of the NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER®. A special thank you to Susan Ricci from Rapid City, SD for donating the new exhibit. The story begins with the history of the bison in North American from its prehistoric beginnings to its near extinction, the exploits of western figures who helped save the remaining bison at the end of the 1800’s, to the cultural significance of the buffalo to tribes across the country.
Visitors to the Crazy Horse Memorial facilities will also enjoy Native American Dance performances three times a day (weather permitting), every day through Native Americans’ Day in October. A visitor favorite, the nightly Laser Light Show starts this weekend. See the Mountain drenched in a spectacular laser lights with wonderful narration and animation. Monday, May 25, 2015 a production blast is planned for the Mountain at 11:44 am (weather permitting).
About Crazy Horse Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation’s mission is to honor, protect, and preserve the culture, traditions, and living heritage of the Indians of North America. The Memorial fulfills its mission by continuing the progress on the world’s largest mountain sculpture, acting as a repository for Native American artifacts, arts and crafts through the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® and the NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER®; by establishing and operating the INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA®, and when practical, a medical training center for American Indians.