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    Homestead

    National Monument of America Nebraska

July 4th Living History Activities

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Date: June 26, 2013

National Park Service News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 26, 2013

Merrith Baughman 402-223-3514

Celebrate America's Heritage with July 4th Living History Activities at

Homestead National Monument of America

On July 4, 2013, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. visit the Heritage and Education Centers at Homestead National Monument of America to take part in living history activities.You can make your own cornhusk doll or make butter.Begin your 4th of July Holiday festivities with a visit to Homestead National Monument.The activities are free.

Learn about life as a pioneer by making butter at the Education Center.Make your own pioneer toy at the Heritage Center. Create a cornhusk doll as unique as you are."What a great way to kick off your 4th of July by learning about our heritage through the exhibits at Homestead National Monument of America." stated Superintendent Mark Engler. Reminder - the Freeman School is now open daily from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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/index.htm.

EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICATM

The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

Did You Know?

Women in period dress

Women were allowed to claim 160 acres of land under the Homestead Act, 60 years before they earned the right to vote.