Founding Fathers Black Hills


The pen was mightier than the politician this week here at Independence Hall as Thomas Jefferson, the main author of the Declaration of Independence, handily defeated John Adams, the man known as the “collossus” of independence for his persuasive political rhetoric that pushed others to vote for separation of Britain. (more…)

Welcome to Independence Week.

It’s the biggest week of the year for us here at Founding Fathers Black Hills and we’re celebrating with a couple of special events that will extend the Fourth of July holiday through Wednesday, July 8. (more…)

Week 3 of the Founding Fathers Contest found the venerable Roger Sherman of Connecticut narrowly defeating Stephen Hopkins of Rhode Island by a vote of 28 to 22 here at Founding Fathers Black Hills at Independence Hall. (more…)

In the ongoing battle to see which of the Declaration of Independence signers will eventually wear the Founding Fathers Crown, last week George Wythe of Virginia handily dispatched Philip Livingston of New York by a vote of 20-13. This week, signers Roger Sherman and Stephen Hopkins duke it out for weekly honors here at Independence Hall. (more…)

Macey Hensley, the pint-size presidential expert made famous by Ellen DeGeneres on “The Ellen Show,” visited us on Saturday, June 6, here at the Founding Fathers exhibit at Independence Hall.  Macey is the cutest little cowgirl from Council Grove, Kansas ,  (She’s 5 years old.) She  knows more about the U.S presidents than many full-grown presidential historians probably do. She’ll be starting kindergarten in the fall. (more…)