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Mount Rushmore National Memorial Open House

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KEYSTONE, S.D. – In celebration of National Park Week, Mount Rushmore National Memorial welcomes the public with open doors on Wednesday, April 25, 2007. Come meet the superintendent, talk with park personnel and members of the Mount Rushmore Society team, experience the new award winning audio tour, and find out what goes on behind the scenes of the facilities and offices at the memorial.

The Open House will include a news conference with Superintendent Baker, a ribbon cutting for the audio tour kickoff, and an open house of all administrative areas at Headquarters. A schedule of events is listed below. Free parking sponsored by the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Society will be available all day. The breakfast, ribbon cutting, news conference, and fireside chat will take place in the dining room of Xanterra’s Carver’s Café.

7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast with Superintendent Baker
Cost of Monumental Breakfast $5.00, RSVP to Amy at (605) 574-3114 or email 

9:00 a.m. 
Ribbon cutting for the Audio Tour KickoffCoupons to experience the audio tour for free will be handed out during the breakfast.

9:15 a.m.
News conference with Superintendent Baker and Rushmore Division Chiefs

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Fireside chat with Superintendent Baker
Superintendent Baker, Mount Rushmore staff, and members of the Mount Rushmore Society team will be available to answer any questions about park policies, facilities, administration, programs and anything else on the mind of the public.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Administration offices open to the public

10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Audio Tour available at the Information Center

12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Park Ranger Escorts available for behind the scenes toursPark staff from every division is available to talk to the public and guide groups around to a variety of behind the scenes locations.