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Crazy Horse Memorial
Ruth’s Night Blast

Crazy Horse, SD – June 26, 2015 is your opportunity to see Crazy Horse Mountain Carving light up in an exhilarating display of pyrotechnics. Ruth’s Night Blast, celebrates the birthday of the late Ruth Ziolkowski(1926 – 2014), wife of the late Crazy Horse sculptor. Ruth’s passion, persistence, vision and leadership will continue to be an inspiration to us all.

The day also commemorates the Battle of the Little Big Horn (June 25, 1876). The Battle of the Little Big Horn, also known as Custer’s Last Stand, was a decisive victory for the Lakota. Crazy Horse was a main strategist in the defeat of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his troops.

Visitors to Crazy Horse Memorial on June 26, will be able to enjoy many other activities throughout the complex. Native American dance performances will be at 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 6:30 & 8:30 pm. Hands-on activities will be held for children in the NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER® and from 6 pm to 9 pm there will be a special flute performance. Of course, no birthday would be complete without cake! Stop in the Laughing Water Restaurant after the blast for birthday cake.

Admission will be waived after 5 pm; a donation of 3 cans of food appreciated. The blast will be after after the Laser Light performance at approximately 10 pm.


About Crazy Horse Memorial

Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation’s mission is to honor, protect, and preserve the culture, traditions, and living heritage of the Indians of North America. The Memorial fulfills its mission by continuing the progress on the world’s largest mountain sculpture, acting as a repository for Native American artifacts, arts and crafts through the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® and the NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER®; by establishing and operating the INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA®, and when practical, a medical training center for American Indians.

Crazy Horse Memorial
12151 Avenue of the Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730-8900