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Crazy Horse Memorial

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12151 AVENUE OF THE CHIEFS
Crazy Horse, SD United States
https://crazyhorsememorial.org/

May 2019

Korczak Day | Crazy Horse Memorial

May 3
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 AVENUE OF THE CHIEFS
Crazy Horse, SD United States
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Crazy Horse Memorial will celebrate Korczak Day on May 3, 2015. In 1983, the South Dakota Legislature honored the sculptor of the world-famous Crazy Horse Mountain carving with a proclamation officially calling attention to Korczak’s dedication to honor the Indians of North America. Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation will celebrate Korczak Day on May 3rd and his life's work, now carried on by the Ziolkowski family and the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation Board of Directors and staff.

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Anne’s Day | Crazy Horse Memorial

May 6
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 AVENUE OF THE CHIEFS
Crazy Horse, SD United States
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May 6 is the anniversary of the passing of Korczak and Ruth Ziolkowski's daughter, Anne Z. (1955-2011). Anne was the curator of the Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse Memorial, and her efforts started many traditions such as night blasts, art shows and the summer lecture series. Honor Anne's contributions to Crazy Horse Memorial by visiting on this special day.

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Memorial Day Weekend Open House | Crazy Horse Memorial

May 24 - May 27
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 AVENUE OF THE CHIEFS
Crazy Horse, SD United States
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Native Americans across this great nation have served and sacrificed in the United States military. Join us at Crazy Horse Memorial to honor all fallen heroes who fought and protected our freedom. American Indian artists will be featured throughout the Welcome Center during these four days. ADMISSION: Free with three cans of food per person.

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June 2019

34TH ANNUAL SPRING VOLKSMARCH

June 1 - June 2
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 AVENUE OF THE CHIEFS
Crazy Horse, SD United States
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The bi-annual Crazy Horse Volksmarch (an organized hike) is a 10K or 6.2-mile woodlands ramble to the world’s largest mountain carving in progress in the southern Black Hills of South Dakota. The Crazy Horse Volksmarch is the most popular organized hike in the United States (15,000 walkers in a record year). This family event is sponsored by the Black Hills Chapter of the American Volkssport Association (AVA) and hosted by Crazy Horse Memorial®. Hikers follow dirt trails and gravel work…

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Gift from Mother Earth Art Show

June 14 @ 8:00 AM - June 16 @ 5:00 PM
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 AVENUE OF THE CHIEFS
Crazy Horse, SD United States
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Every year in mid-June, Crazy Horse Memorial® celebrates the arts and crafts that are melding Native American cultures and the New West. During the three-day “Gift from Mother Earth Art Show.” Exhibitors, the makers of custom-made clothing, jewelry and other items for sale, fill much of the visitor complex. The booths open at 8 a.m. all three days. Awards are given in several art categories. Visitors also enjoy American Indian performers.

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Night Blast to honor Ruth Ziolkowski & Battle of Little Bighorn

June 26
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 AVENUE OF THE CHIEFS
Crazy Horse, SD United States
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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…

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September 2019

Night Blast to honor Korczak Ziolkowski & Crazy Horse’s Death

September 6 @ 5:00 PM
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 AVENUE OF THE CHIEFS
Crazy Horse, SD United States
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The second traditional night blast of the year is on September 6th. The blast honors the dual anniversaries of the 1877 death of Crazy Horse and of the 1908 birth of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski. The public is welcome to the night blasts. After 5:00 p.m. on September 6th 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…

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7th Annual Fall Volksmarch

September 29 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 AVENUE OF THE CHIEFS
Crazy Horse, SD United States
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This autumn hike on Sunday, September 29th is held the same weekend as the Custer State Park Buffalo Round-Up. It is the public’s second chance of the year to walk up the world’s largest mountain carving in progress. COST Admission is waived to volksmarchers. A donation of three cans of food per person is appreciated. The AVA’s hike fee is $3 for each participant regardless of age. Regular admission applies to non-hikers. REGISTRATION No advance registration. Hikers must check in at…

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October 2019

Run Crazy Horse Full & Half-Marathon

October 6 - October 8
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 AVENUE OF THE CHIEFS
Crazy Horse, SD United States
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The Run Crazy Horse Marathon events begin in the shadow of the world's largest mountain carving,  Crazy Horse Memorial, and finishes in the heart of the Black Hills... Hill City, South Dakota To register and for more information visit http://www.runcrazyhorse.com/

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Native Americans’ Day

October 14
Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 AVENUE OF THE CHIEFS
Crazy Horse, SD United States
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South Dakota was the first state to officially celebrate Native Americans' Day on the second Monday in October annually. Elsewhere, the day is observed as Columbus Day. The Native Americans' Day celebration at Crazy Horse includes naming the Crazy Horse Memorial Educator of the Year, which honors an individual who has made significant contributions to Native American education. The award includes a $1,000 grant to the recipient’s school library or to programs of his or her choice that help students.…

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