Back by Popular Demand: Dr. Ken Winkle Returns to Homestead National Monument
Contact: Merrith Baughman, 402-223-3514
Homestead National Monument of America will observe Black History Month with a special program by University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Dr. Kenneth Winkle on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Education Center. He will be speaking about the impacts of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, continuing the program he gave at the monument on December 30, 2012 on the Emancipation Proclamation.
Dr. Kenneth Winkle, the Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of American History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a distiguished scholar of 19th Century American History, with a special emphasis on President Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Dr. Winkle's expertise will provide visitors with an excellent look at the development of the 13th Amendment and the immediate and enduring impacts it has had on the United States.
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 (HomesteadNM).
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/index.htm.
Did You Know?
The Homestead Act of 1862, which gave away 160 acre claims, was repealed in the lower 48 states in 1976.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...