• Sunflowers abloom on the prairie.


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Land of Dreams

Land of Dreams
Homesteading America

Homestead National Monument of America is privileged to show Land of Dreams: Homesteading America to all those who visit the monument.

The film produced and directed by Chuck Dunkerly of the National Park Service's Center for Media Services in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia chronicles the great changes brought about by the passage and implementation of the Homestead Act. The Homestead Act transferred from the public domain to private ownership over 270 million acres of land in 30 states between 1863 and 1986.

The following partners provided generous financial assistance to Homestead National Monument and allowed Land of Dreams: Homesteading America to become a truly top-notch state-of-the-art production:

  • Nebraska Public Power District
  • First National Bank Beatrice,
  • Pinnacle Bank.

Partners for the premier event included:

  • Eastern National
  • Hevelone Foundation
  • The Nebraska Arts Council.

The National Park Service and Homestead National Monument of America gratefully acknowledge and salute these outstanding partners.

Land of Dreams is currently for sale at the Eastern National gift shops at Homestead National Monument of America.

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The Homestead Act of 1862, which gave away 160 acre claims, was repealed in the lower 48 states in 1976.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...