New Superintendent at Mount Rushmore Named

The Mount Rushmore Society welcomes Michelle Wheatley as the new superintendent of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. A 21-year veteran of the National Park Service, Wheatley has worked in a variety of national parks all over the western U.S. and currently serves as superintendent of Jewel Cave National Monument. She assumed her role at Mount Rushmore on March 28. “It is truly an honor to be selected as the superintendent of Mount Rushmore National Memorial,”… Read On

October is a Monumental Month

On October 4, 1927, sixteen men began drilling on Mount Rushmore. Their job? To remove the surface rock from the mountain. Their goal? To carve the outer layer of Washington’s head. By the end of November, they had removed the surface rock to the level of George Washington’s eye.But this was just the start. The work on the mountain continued off and on for 14 years… Read On

No Matter What. No Matter Who. Mount Rushmore Stands for YOU!

This has been a unique year for all of us. While there is so much we couldn’t control in 2020, there is one thing we can control on November 3. We can vote!This right is given to all of us, because we live in a democracy. Mount Rushmore National Memorial reminds us of the birth of our government and how we have improved upon the ideals first set forth by Washington… Read On

Mount Rushmore Society Celebrates 90 Years!

Mount Rushmore Society Celebrates 90 Years! The Mount Rushmore Society (Society) is celebrating its 90th Anniversary of supporting Mount Rushmore National Memorial with a Virtual 90th Anniversary Celebration on October 3, 2020 at 5 pm (MT).Those wishing to celebrate with the organization can click hereto find out more. There is still time to donate $90 for 90 years and get your name in a drawing to win a Yellowstone National Park Getaway donated by Xanterra Parks &… Read On

90th Anniversary Celebration

Because we know you LOVE Mount Rushmore, you can be a part of our 90th Anniversary Celebration. Record a short (30 second) selfie video of yourself telling us WHY YOU LOVE MOUNT RUSHMORE. Send the video through facebook messenger to Mount Rushmore Society by September 4. We will be sharing some of the love in the following month through our facebook page and eblasts… Read On

Construction Continues at Mount Rushmore

Phase I of construction has been completed at Mount Rushmore and major areas of the park are now accessible to visitors. With Phase II underway, however, the walkway in front of the Information Center will be closed, with visitor traffic diverted around that area. That means our Mount Rushmore Bookstore in the Information Center and the Mount Rushmore Self-Guided Tours will close for the season… Read On

Did You See the Rockets Red Glare?

Even if you weren’t one of the lucky ticket holders, we hope you were one of the millions of people who watched Mount Rushmore’s Fireworks Celebration on July 3rd. Organized by the State of South Dakota and the National Park Service, the program began at 4 pm with a variety of entertainers, including Native American hoop dancer Jasmine Pickler… Read On

South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration

The State of South Dakota, Department of Interior and National Park Service are excited to bring fireworks to Mount Rushmore National Memorial for a spectacular celebration on July 3. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is America’s Shrine of Democracy. It is only fitting that it should be prominently featured as part of the nation’s Independence Day celebrations. To ensure a safe and successful event… Read On

NPS Announces Return of Fireworks on July 3, 2020

Date: April 28, 2020Contact: Maureen McGee-Ballinger, 605-574-3115 MOUNT RUSHMORE, S.D. – The National Park Service (NPS) today announced the return of Independence Day Fireworks to Mount Rushmore National Memorial after an 11-year absence. Following an Environmental Assessment (EA) conducted earlier this year, the NPS issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) allowing the Independence Day fireworks celebration to be permitted based on the recommended alternative… Read On

The Great National Park Week Giveaway

The Great National Park Week GiveawayBuild Your Own Mount Rushmore with a FREE Casting KitFriday, April 24, 1 pm-3 pmMount Rushmore Society 830 Main Street, Rapid City In honor of National Park Week, drive up to the Mount Rushmore Society office at 830 Main Street, Rapid City for some take-home fun… Read On

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