After leaving Wyoming we spent a month in Rapid City, South Dakota. Right down the road from the RV park we stayed in, is the America’s Founding Fathers Exhibit.
If the photo above looks familiar to you, it should. It is a copy of the famous Declaration of Independence painting, but in sculptures. It is absolutely stunning! When we walked into the room holding these sculptures I immediately began to cry. It was completely involuntary. My children looked at me in amazement not sure what to think of this outburst of emotion, but a lady clad in Colonial dress handed me a tissue as though she had expected me to burst into tears. She told me that I had walked straight to the artists viewpoint, where all the signers could be seen at once, and this perspective has brought many before me to tears.
Along the walls are pictures and short biographies of the signers. And while you gaze into the faces of these brave men you will hear a recording of stories of their involvement in the acts that brought our country to freedom.
The link below will lead you to photos of the artists who brought this painting to life.
The building is a replica of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.