The National Park Service promotes excellence in educational experiences at all NPS sites. A distance learning connection with Homestead National Monument of America provides a quality enrichment activity. Programs support Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
All programs are FREE of charge!
Each program is by request and is typically 35-40 minutes depending on the age group.
Park Rangers prefer to work with individual classes rather than an entire grade level, but will work with the coordinator to ensure the best experience possible.
Please contact Park Ranger Jesse Bolli at (402) 223-3514 or email him with questions.
The Homestead Act of 1862
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A Day in the Life of a Homesteader
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Follow the Buffalo
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A School Day in 1872
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Did You Know?
Women were allowed to claim 160 acres of land under the Homestead Act, 60 years before they earned the right to vote.