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    Homestead

    National Monument of America Nebraska

Summer Campfire Programs

Campfire Program
 

We are happy to announce an exciting and varied line-up as Homestead's summer campfire series returns this year. Evening programs and music will be shared by resident rangers and special guests at 7 p.m. on July 4, 12, 19, 26, and August 2, 9, 2014, at the Homestead Education Center. Programs are free and all ages are welcome. We look forward to gathering with you around the fire to have some fun and even learn a few things!

Campfire Series Schedule:

Friday, July 4
7 p.m. –speaker, historian Blake Bell: Prairie Traditions and Celebrations of the 4th of July
–music, Park Guide Molly Watters: Patriotic Music and Singalong

Saturday, July 12
7 p.m. – speaker, Phyllis Stone: Lifestyles of Lakota Women
– music, Jerome Kills Small: Songs, Dances, and Games of the Lakota

Friday, July 18
8:30-9:30 – Night Hike on the Prairie with Park Guide Molly Watters – meet at the Heritage Center
9:30-11 p.m. – Star Party at Heritage Center parking lot with the Prairie Astronomy Club

Saturday, July 19
7:00 p.m. – speaker, Park Guide Molly Watters: Why the Locust Swarmed
– music, John Bstanding

Saturday, July 26
7 p.m. – speaker and music, Pat Boilesen: Sing me a Story

Saturday, August 2
7 p.m. – speaker, Dr. Douglas Golick: Bees in Nature
– prairie walk with a park ranger

Saturday, August 9
7 p.m. – speaker and music, Chris Sayre: Nebraska's Musical Smorgasbord

 
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Humanities Nebraska (HN) provides major funding for this program. HN receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and private donations.

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