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Night Blast to honor Ruth Ziolkowski & Battle of Little Bighorn
The first night blast of the year is June 26th. It celebrates the birthday of the late Mrs. Korczak (Ruth) Ziolkowski (1926 – 2014), wife of the late Crazy Horse sculptor.
The June 26th blast also commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. The battle was June 25, 1876. Crazy Horse was a main strategist in the defeat of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his troops.
The public is welcome to the night blasts. After 7:00 p.m. on June 26th the Memorial gratefully accepts three cans of food per person in lieu of the regular admission fee. Regular admission is charged for those without food. Because the night blasts are among the Memorial’s most popular events, the public is advised to arrive early. The restaurant at Crazy Horse closes at 4pm on the evenings of the night blasts, but the Snack Shop remains open.