Visitors at Crazy Horse Memorial July 29, 2014, were able to witness progress as a blast removed 572 tons of granite from the Mountain at the 360 bench. Please enjoy our video of the blast and visit our gallery for photos from previous blasts and events at the Memorial.
The United States Post Office at Crazy Horse had been established in 1968 with Ruth Ziolkowski as postmistress. As a private citizen, Ruth Ziolkowski received a salary of $1.00 per year. Subsequently, on Korczak Ziolkowski’s 73rd Birthday, September 6th, 1981, the Crazy Horse stamp design was unveiled at Crazy Horse Memorial. The stamp was issued [...]
Since its June 3rd, 1948, dedication, Crazy Horse Memorial has been a place where lives and stories have converged. One example of such convergence can be found in the history of an event that, since its inception, has drawn people from around the world – of all ages, nationalities, and ethnicities –to the Memorial. The [...]
Visitors at Crazy Horse Memorial July 14, 2014, were able to witness progress as a blast removed 325 tons of granite from the Mountain at the 340 bench. Please enjoy our video of the blast and visit our gallery for photos from previous blasts and events at the Memorial http://crazyhorsememorial.org/photo-gallery/.
The day of the Korczak’s funeral, three eagles were observed circling the mountain where the sculptor had focused his attention and had worked for over 34 years to keep a promise he had made to his Lakota friend Standing Bear. Korczak was laid to rest in a tomb close to the mountain that, working with [...]
Crazy Horse Memorial celebrated Independence Day with a blast. Visitors witnessed the progress as 845 tons of granite was removed from the Mountain Carving at the 360 benchmark. Visit http://crazyhorsememorial.org/5861/crazy-horse-memorial-independence-day-blast-july-4-2014/ to view more blast photos.
The period between 1979 and 1982 proved to be a time of notable progress on the mountain, of historic anniversaries, of continued planning, and of a transition in the legacy of Crazy Horse Memorial. In 1979, Korczak made the first cut into mountain toward the horse’s nose. The sculptor continued this cutting through 1980. Also, [...]
Henry Standing Bear was a strong proponent of education. As a result, he, with the support of many of his fellow leaders, invited sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski to the Black Hills to carve a memorial of Oglala Lakota Crazy Horse, Standing Bear’s maternal cousin. Standing Bear believed that such a memorial could serve as a means [...]
CELEBRATION OF RUTH ZIOLKOWSKI’S LIFE AND THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIGHORN AT CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL
CELEBRATION OF RUTH ZIOLKOWSKI’S LIFE AND THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIGHORN AT CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL Special night blast to honor “Ruth” The largest Mountain Carving in the world was lit by large balls of fire Thursday night (June 26th) in honor of Ruth Ziolkowski who passed on May 21st after [...]
Air Force Academy Band’s Falconaires will perform free concert at Crazy Horse Memorial July 2nd, College Admissions Team also On Site The Air Force Academy Band’s premier jazz ensemble, The Falconaires, will perform a free concert at the Crazy Horse Memorial on July 2nd, honoring our nation’s veterans and celebrating the [...]