"Education is the the key to unlock the golden door to freedom." George Washington Carver, homesteader and scientist.
Soon after becoming established a homesteader's physical act of sowing seeds grew into an intellectual need to sow the seeds of knowledge. Families worked together as a community to meet the social and educational needs of the children.
Homestead National Monument of America uses the Education Building to provide modern Americans the opportunity to meet their quest for further knowledge about homesteading through Hands-on arts and crafts demonstrations, real life science experiences, and distance learning. Talk to the Ranger in the Education Building [or at the Heritage Center] about these opportunities.
Did You Know?
While plowing 1 acre of ground, the homesteader walked 10 miles. So to plow the required 10 acres for his homestead, the homesteader had to walk a minimum of 100 miles.
-- Homestead National Monument of America