Christmas Event Moved to Education Center
Due to cold weather, "Christmas 1863 at the Freeman School" will be moved from the Freeman School to the Education Center. Please come to the Education Center at 2 p.m. Sunday December 7 for this festive program.
Young visitors are invited to become Junior Rangers. The program is fun, educational, and free! After completing pages in the Junior Ranger booklet, the child earns a badge and certificate. Activities are geared for ages 5-8 and 9-12, and they include drawing a picture, dot-to-dot, matching historical equipment to the equivalent equipment today, crossword puzzle, word find, and more.
Children can also dress up as homesteaders and are encouraged to imagine living in the Palmer-Epard Cabin, where ten children grew up, and to visit the one-room Freeman School, where all grades attended together.
Programs with hands-on activities are available upon request for schools and groups such as Scout troops. Call for more information.
Special events held throughout the year are an excellent way for children to learn about their history.
Did You Know?
The Homestead Act of 1862, which gave away 160 acre claims, was repealed in the lower 48 states in 1976. In Alaska, claims could be filed up to 1986! -- Homestead National Monument of America More...