- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) - Mount Rushmore National Memorial is holding its first evening lighting ceremony of the season on Friday.

The program will be offered nightly at 9 p.m. through August 13, weather permitting. The event shifts to 8 p.m. on August 14 through October 1.

Mount Rushmore Superintendent Cheryl Schreier is inviting visitors out for the celebration of 100 years of the National Park Service. Special programs and activities will be held throughout the summer, including two special exhibits in the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center.

The visitor center and information center are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Visitors can also see the original Rushmore model at the Sculptor’s Studio from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

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