One of the most important gifts we can give visitors at Mount Rushmore is an understanding of our nation’s history, the diverse cultures that make up the rich heritage we all share and an appreciation of the importance of caring for that shared legacy. Your gifts to the Society support these efforts by funding presidential re-enactors, cultural resource preservation and cultural programming.
During the summer, your donations make it possible for President Roosevelt and President Lincoln to patrol the park, giving scheduled and impromptu presentations to guests throughout the summer.
Your support also makes cultural programming possible. From daily ranger talks throughout the summer covering the history of the sculpture and its significance to the history of our country to the educational programs in the Lakota, Dakota & Nakota Village, a multitude of cultures that make up the fabric of this country are represented by Mount Rushmore and the surrounding Black Hills. Each year, traditional flute, players, storytellers and dance exhibitions are presented on the Memorial grounds from tribal members, bringing their culture alive to visitors from around the world.