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    Homestead

    National Monument of America Nebraska

A Pioneer Family in Alaska

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Date: February 8, 2013
Contact: Merrith Baughman, 402-223-3514

See "A Pioneer Family in Alaska" at the Homestead National Monument of America's Education Center on Saturday and Sunday, February 23 & 24, 2013 at 2 p.m.This is the final film in the 2013 "Year of the Homesteader Film Festival"series. This film features original archival footage of the Kilcher family, who's most famous member, Jewel is a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter.It starts with the history of the first pioneers in Homer, Alaska, and teaches about their subsistence lifestyle.

All films in this festival feature stories of homesteading families. There is no cost or tickets needed to attend the "Year of the Homesteader Film Festival," bring the whole family and popcorn to share! "The remarkable number of movies about homesteading shows how this part of our heritage has now become our collective folklore," stated Mark Engler, Superintendent of Homestead National Monument of America.

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2013.Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit http://www.nps.gov/home.

Did You Know?

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The Homestead Act of 1862 changed the world with its offer of free land. Millions of people immigrated to America seeking their fortune, shifting populations along with the power of governments.