• Sunflowers abloom on the prairie.

    Homestead

    National Monument of America Nebraska

Homestead Days 2014

Homestead Days demonstrations

Join us for this year's Homestead Days, June 13-15, 2014! This event will be full of traditional and modern homesteading demonstrations, music, special guest presenters, and more. See the schedule below. Presenters and performers are at the Education Center stage unless otherwise listed.

 

 

Friday, June 13
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Traditional Craft Demonstrations
2 p.m. Hobo Biscuits Concert

Saturday, June 14 (Flag Day)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Traditional Craft Demonstrations and Antique Farming Demonstration on the Prairie
12-4 p.m. Homestead Children's Festival at the Heritage Center
12 p.m. Michael Murphy Native American musician
1 & 3 p.m. Mighty Magic Pants Concert at Children Festival - CANCELLED
1 p.m. Dr. Steve Baenzigerb, Freeman Wheat program at Heritage Center farm field
1 p.m. Homestead Harmonizers
2 p.m. Naturalization Ceremony in conjunction with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
3 p.m. (ceremony continues)
4 p.m. Abigail Gehring Modern Homesteader

Sunday, June 15
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Traditional Craft Demonstrations and Antique Farming Demonstration on the Prairie
12-4 p.m. Homestead Children's Festival at the Heritage Center
1 & 3 p.m. Mighty Magic Pants Concert at Children's Festival
12 p.m. Abigail Gehring Modern Homesteader
1 p.m. Michael Murphy Native American Musician
2 p.m. Abigail Gehring Modern Homesteader
3 p.m. Michael Murphy Native American Musician
4 p.m. Spitfire Fiddle Band performance

 

Traditional Craft Demonstrations at Education Center

Spinning
Community Mural
Capital City Carvers
English Paper Piecing
Pioneer Carvers
Lincoln Lacemakers
Zither
Barbed Wire Display
China Painting
Smocking
Rag Rug Braiding
Quilting
Windy River Dulcimer Society
Miniature Quilt Collection
Sock Weaving
Weaving on Loom
Hat Maker and Historic Costuming
Making Musical Instruments
Goose Feather Brushes
Pottery
Tin Type Photography
Wheel Wright
Model A Ford
Hide Tanning
Treadle Sewing Machine
Canvas Clay Painting
Cornhusker Model A Club

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.