"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 Center to provide today's visitors the opportunity to meet their quest for further knowledge about homesteading through Hands-on arts and crafts or living history demonstrations, real life science experiences, and distance learning. The Education Center also hosts many temporary exhibits and special programs. Talk to the Ranger in the Education Building [or at the Heritage Center] about these opportunities.
Did You Know?
To "Prove up" a homestead, the owner was required to make improvements including building a home, breaking the soil, and planting a crop for 5 years.