Cultural Programs Opportunities
The application process for Native American artists, performers, and culture bearers looking for opportunities to exhibit, enhance, or share their artistic talents and cultural knowledge for tis closed for the 2024 season. There are five different cultural programs that can be applied to. Click on each link to view a description and application: Artist in Residence, Gift From Mother Earth Native and Western Art Show and Sale, Living Treasures, Music- Daily Native American Performers and Storytellers, and Dance- Daily Native American Performers and Storytellers. Please email email@example.com for any further assistance or information.
Giving Tuesday at Crazy Horse Memorial® this November 28, 2023
A day you can choose to support your favorite non-profits—following holiday shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We encourage you to participate in Giving Tuesday on November 28th and give back to the causes and organizations that mean the most to you—and if that includes Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, we are even more grateful.
On Giving Tuesday, we will share more about two special opportunities:
Don’t want to wait a week for your gift to have triple the impact through our Mountain Match? Want to help ensure we procure the large industrial construction crane and robotic arm so we can increase our current carving speed by as much as threefold?
Eager to help continue our mission to protect and preserve the culture, traditions and living heritage of all Native American people?
If that’s the case, give online now and select “Mountain Carving” to make sure your gift is included in the $1.25 million we’re raising to meet the goal of the generous 2:1 match issued by an anonymous donor.
Whether you give now, on Giving Tuesday or at any time in the future, please know how deeply honored and appreciative we are to be included in your philanthropic priorities.
Your friends at Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation
Native American Heritage Month - November
November is National Native American Heritage Month. Proclaimed by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, he “authorized and requested to call upon Federal, State and local Governments, groups and organizations and the people of the United States to observe such month with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities" to honor and celebrate all Indigenous people, according to the landmark bill. Here at Crazy Horse Memorial® we are proud of our Mission to protect and preserve the culture, tradition, and living heritage of all North American tribes every day. Please visit us at the Memorial or follow us on social media this month us as we explore Indigenous history and share more about the Memorial’s efforts to fulfill our objective.
September 6, 2023 - Ticket for the 2022 Indian Springfield Motorcycle Drawn
#05467 -Congratulations Harvey and Laura Meyer from Texas.
Daily Cultural Performances
Completed for the 2023 season. Check back for 2024 dates and times.
Living Treasures Indian Arts Cultural Exchange
The 2023 Living Treasures Series is completed for 2023. 2024 dates to be announced.
Native artists teach the creation of artwork to visitors in the Native American Educational and Cultural Center®. Between 10:00am – 6:00pm, visitors are encouraged to stop in and learn how to create the selected medium of art along with its cultural significance. Each workshop is modeled to be completed within 90 minutes.
*While the Living Treasures program is intended for visitors to take a craft home with them, The Importance of Feathers workshop will not provide that opportunity. Working with turkey feathers, visitors will learn about the cultural significance of particular feathers pertaining to ceremony and the importance of the item that the feathers will be attached to throughout the week of the program.
Artist in Residence
The 2023 Artist in Residence is completed. 2024 artists to be announced.
Artists work on projects in a public studio space in the Native American Educational and Cultural Center® during each one-month residency. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the studio space to visit with the Resident Artist and each artist will give a public demonstration, discussion, workshop, or lecture on Wednesdays at 12:30pm.
Special Days of Remembrance
- June 26, 2024 - Special Day to Remember The Battle of the Little Big Horn and Ruth Ziolkowski
This special day commemorates the dual anniversaries of The Battle of the Little Big Horn and the birth of Ruth Ziolkowski.
- September 6, 2024 - Special Day to Remember the death of Crazy Horse & Korczak Ziolkowski
This special day commemorates the dual anniversaries of the 1877 death of Crazy Horse and the 1908 birth of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski.
The public is encouraged to visit Crazy Horse Memorial on each Special Day for a day and night of activities.
**Laughing Water Restaurant will open at 11:00 am and will close at 4:00 pm for a private reception. The Snack Shop will open at 9:00 am and close when the Laser LIght Show starts.
June 14-16, 2024
Every year Crazy Horse Memorial® celebrates the arts and crafts that are melding Native American cultures and the New West. During the three days of the Gift From Mother Earth, over 20 exhibitors showcase and sell a wide variety of artwork. Booths open at 8 am all three days.
Spring Volksmarch- First Saturday Only in June 2024
The Crazy Horse Spring Volksmarch (an organized hike) is a 10K (6.2-mile) woodlands walk to the world’s largest Mountain Carving in progress in the southern Black Hills of South Dakota. June 1, 2024.
Autumn Volksmarch - same weekend as Custer State Park’s Buffalo Round-Up - Sunday Only
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation and BHVA will host the Fall Volksmarch Sunday, September 29, 2024 and will be held the same weekend as the Custer State Park Buffalo Round-Up.
Monday, October 14, 2024 @ 10:00 AM
Celebration of Native Americans' Day 2023, we will have a program filled with song, dance, and speakers. We will also award the Educator of the Year. Don't miss this special day, This day is always one to celebrate!