Mount Rushmore portrays four leaders of the United States that represent some the values of our country: freedom, creativity, responsibility, conservation, civil rights… This outdoor art took over twenty years to carve, and I’m glad the sculptor took the time. The Sculptors Studio has huge windows where the artist had his scale model and used that to transform the mountain into a monument!
Here are quotes from each of the leaders that were chosen to have their faces chiseled into stone:
Tromping the trails to see the faces closer was invigorating. My favorite memory was coming around the corner and seeing George Washington’s face on the mountain! (Followed by Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln).
These quotes stand in the museum, and these words inspire me to pray for my country and make me even more thankful for it.
-M. H. Campbell