• Sunflowers abloom on the prairie.

    Homestead

    National Monument of America Nebraska

2013 Year of the Homesteader Film Festival

All films in this year's festival feature stories of homesteading families. There is no cost or tickets needed to attend the "Year of the Homesteader" Film Festival. The "Year of the Homesteader" Film Festival schedule is as follows:

 
Solomon Butcher

Film: Solomon Butcher: Frontier Photographer
Rating: NR

Showing: Saturday and Sunday, February 2 &3, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Location: Homestead Education Center

 
Sun River Homestead

Film: Sun River Homestead

Rating: NR

Showing: Saturday and Sunday, February 9 & 10, 2013 at 2 p.m.

Location: Homestead Education Center

 
Keepers of the Land

Carmen Daye Irish

Film: Keepers of the Land

Rating: NR

Showing: Saturday and Sunday, February 16 & 17, 2013 at 2 p.m.

Location: Homestead Education Center

 
Kilcher house

Film: A Pioneer Family in Alaska

Rating: NR

Showing: Saturday and Sunday, February 23 & 24, 2013 at 2 p.m.

Location: Homestead Education Center

Did You Know?

Homesteaders in front of sod house

The Homestead Act of 1862, which gave away 160 acre claims, was repealed in the lower 48 states in 1976. In Alaska, claims could be filed up to 1986! More...