Founding Fathers Black Hills


We couldn’t let February slip away without taking note of the birth dates of two signers of the Declaration of Independence who will be on display at Independence Hall: Home of the Founding Fathers when the site opens later this year at 9815 S. Highway 16 south of Rapid City.

Abraham Clark and John Witherspoon were a couple of New Jersey guys (more…)

We’re excited to see the clock tower and steeple that will soon be lifted into place at Independence Hall: Home of the Founding Fathers south of Rapid City, as construction crews work to meet our June 1 opening plans. Once the steeple is in place, the building’s height will stretch an impressive 125 feet into the air!

The exterior of the building will soon have an historic brick look, as panels of distressed brick siding transform the new building into a reproduction of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. (more…)

Budding historian 9-year-old Logan Duffy of Rapid City is holding a three-dimensional puzzle that’s a miniature version of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall.  The real Independence Hall is where America’s Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, of course, but Rapid City will soon be getting its own reproduction of that famous historic building. (more…)

No, it is not a church.

The new building going up just south of Reptile Gardens on Highway 16 six miles south of Rapid City does, indeed, have a steeple but not one with any religious significance.


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