Mount Rushmore Memories Receives AwardMount Rushmore Memories, published by the Mount Rushmore Bookstores at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, has tied for a Silver Medal in the 2012 Independent Book Awards (IPPY Awards) in the Mid-West Best Regional Nonfiction category. The IPPY Awards is an awards program open to all members of the independent publishing industry. The awards are intended to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university and self-published titles produced each year and reward those who exhibit innovation and creativity in the world of publishing. There were 1072 entries in the regional categories.
Mount Rushmore Memories recently won an Association of Partners for Public Lands Media and Partnership Award in the General Interest Publications book category and is a finalist in the 2011 ForeWord's Book of the Year Awards program in the Regional category.
Mount Rushmore Memories is a collection of 120 memories about Mount Rushmore National Memorial edited by Jean L.S. Patrick of Mitchell, SD, and Society Communications Director Debbie M. Ketel and designed by Amanda Summers Design of Arizona. The book retails for $14.99 and is available at the Mount Rushmore Bookstores at the park, online, by calling 1-605-574-3142 or at other bookstores in the area.
As a committee of the Mount Rushmore Society, the mission of the Mount Rushmore Bookstores is to support and assist the National Park Service with educational, historical and interpretive activities at Mount Rushmore. As a 501 ( c ) 3 nonprofit organization, this committee raises funds for the park through the operation of three bookstores at the memorial, an audio tour outlet, membership program and publishing department.
What's the Mount Rushmore Society? To find out more about the Mount Rushmore Society membership program, go to www.mountrushmoresociety.com and view our video by clicking on the link on the homepage.