Founding fathers exhibit opens in Rapid City - KOTA Territory News

Founding fathers exhibit opens in Rapid City

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They're not our real fathers…rather our founding fathers.

Independence Hall Founding Father’s Black Hills opened in Rapid City on Sunday…and what a perfect day to do it.

Visitors were treated to a life–size sculptural rendition of John Trumbull's famous "Declaration of Independence" painting. The installation is the world's only life–size sculpture version of the signing of the famous document.

General Manager Mary Garrigan said they hope to use art and history to help educate people about its history.

"The vision for Independence Hall Founding Father's Black Hills is to help educate, entertain and enlighten people about the 56 signers of America’s Declaration of Independence"

Sue Colgan, of Rapid City, said she and her husband live close by. She said she was eager and excited to see the exhibit finally open.

"They're done an amazing job. It's far more than I expected, Colgan said. “I really think it's an amazing exhibit and very educational."

According to their website, the sculpture was created by a team of western South Dakota artists.

If you'd like to visit, Independence Hall is open every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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