• Sunflowers abloom on the prairie.

    Homestead

    National Monument of America Nebraska

Special Guest Speakers

A Homestead Celebration: The Dedication of Homestead National Monument of America's award winning Heritage Center took place May 20th, 2007. Click on the links below to view presentations by the President of the Nicodemus Historical Society, Angela Bates and the presentation from the Professor of History at the University of Arkansas, Dr. Elliot West.

Dr. Elliot West
Professor of History
University of Arkansas
[11 minutes][wmv file]

 

 

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The Homestead Act of 1862, which gave away 160 acre claims, was repealed in the lower 48 states in 1976.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