• 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.
Homestead NM
 
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.

Homestead NM

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?

Sunrise over prairie

The Homestead Act, Emancipation Proclamation and the Railroad Act were passed at the same time and worked together to move emigrants to the west for settlement. -- Homestead National Monument of America