• Cub Creek winds through the woodland at Hometstead National Monument of America.

    Homestead

    National Monument of America Nebraska

Hands-On Arts and Crafts Demonstrations

Children learning to play marbles.
Children learning to play marbles.
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Young visitors pose with Park Ranger after making cornhusk dolls.

Young visitors pose with Park Ranger after making cornhusk dolls.

Homestead NM

Hands-on Homesteaders’ Arts, Crafts & More

Special events and programs engage the public in homesteading folk life. Try your hand at a new craft, take your children and grandchildren back to the earliest days of settlement, or learn about the American Indian cultures that predated the Homestead Act.

 
Demonstrator demonstrates how to tan a deer hide.

Demonstrator demonstrates how to tan a deer hide.

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Students and visitors participate in such diverse annual activities as the Heartland Storytelling Festival (May), Homestead Days (June), and Pioneer Days (October).

Did You Know?

Morning sun through trees

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.