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

    Homestead

    National Monument of America Nebraska

Featured Acquisitions

The museum collection at Homestead National Monument of America has some fantastic donations given by family members of Daniel Freeman as well as significant personal items from the last homesteader himself, Kenneth Deardorff.

Ken Deardorff’s documents and artifacts relating to his homestead include his original patent, dog sled, pelt stretcher, draw knife and his rifle.

A relative of Daniel and Agnes Freeman, Betsy Menzel from Ohio donated Daniel Freeman’s sword, a family wedding dress, and photographs. All of these donations have the Homestead National Monument of America Museum Collection a fantastic representation of homesteading life.

 
Kenneth Deardorff's Rifle
Kenneth Deardorff's Rifle
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Demonstrating candlemeking

Volunteers give over 27,000 hours of service to Homestead National Monument of America each year. If you would like to join, contact Susan Cook at 402-223-3514.