KIDS: Collect all Civil War to Civil Rights NPS Trading Cards!
Enter the Homestead WebRanger Activities Good luck WebRangers and have fun taking part in Homestead's online games and activities!
Check out the Wildflower Coloring Book! [845 kb] Learn fascinating facts about some of the Monument's most colorful native plants while demonstrating your artistic side.
Homestead 4-H Connections : A special partnership with 4-H for the Gage County Fair!
Try these dot-to-dot activities to discover some things important to homesteading history.
reading list includes books that teach about homestead history and the tallgrass prairie.
Homesteaders in some areas were able to build log cabins like the Palmer-Epard Cabin. However, in many areas trees were not available for constructing log cabins so homesteaders lived in dugouts and sod houses. Visit the Library of Congress to learn more about dugouts and sod houses. For kids there is an interesting "sod house" game at this Smithsonian website.
Did You Know?
To "Prove up" a homestead the owner was required to make improvements including building a home and break the soil and plant a crop.
-- Homestead National Monument of America