• Cub Creek winds through the woodland at Hometstead National Monument of America.


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Traveling Trunk Policies

Book Your Traveling Trunk Now!

Homestead's traveling trunks are designed so that teachers and students anywhere can receive hands-on educational materials relating to the Homestead Act and westward expansion. The trunks are easily shipped in a large flat rate box from the United States Postal Service. The only costs associated with "borrowing" a trunk is the return postage.

Traveling Trunk Policies

-Traveling trunks can be reserved by completing the form found here.

-Traveling trunks are lent on a first come-first served basis.

-Traveling trunks are available for 1 week, which does not include the shipping back and forth. A longer time frame may be requested, but is subject to demand and availability.

-Traveling trunks are shipped in large, flat-rate priority mail boxes from the United States Postal Service. The current rate is approximately $17 to ship.

Please note: The Prairie Animals trunk has an additional cost if you request both trunks.

-Homestead National Monument of America is committed to bringing parks to classrooms and therefore will pay the shipping to your school.

For questions on reservations please call (402) 223-3514 and ask for Tina Miller, Education Coordinator or e-mail her.

Did You Know?

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To "Prove up" a homestead, the owner was required to make improvements including building a home, breaking the soil, and planting a crop. -- Homestead National Monument of America