• Sunflowers abloom on the prairie.

    Homestead

    National Monument of America Nebraska

Supportive Friends Recognition

Gifts to Homestead National Monument of America are placed into categories related to power, thereby promoting the industrial theme associated with the Homestead story.

Charter members contributed to the creation of the Homestead Heritage Center.

 

Power of the Future [$100,000 plus]

Anonymous Gift [Charter]

Educational Service Unit No. 5 [Charter]
Distance Learning Technology

Gage County Roads Department [Charter]
Roads

Peter Kiewit Foundation [Charter]
Heritage Center Paving

Nebraska Environmental Trust [Charter]
Land

Nebraska Public Power District [Charter]
Film

Opal Shum Estate
Land

Southeast NE Distance Learning
Distance Learning Technology

Electric [$50,000 - $99,999]

Anonymous Gift [Charter]
Heritage Center Paving

Sutherland Foundation [Charter]
Heritage Center Paving

Ford Motor Company Foundation
Homestead Heritage Parkway Planning

Gas/Diesel [$5,000 - $49,999]

Anonymous Gift [Charter]
Heritage Center Paving

Beatrice Area Arts Council
Public Programs

Leigh F., Jane M. and Leigh M. Coffin Foundation [Charter]
Heritage Center/Fiddle Festival

Exmark, a Division of The Toro Company
Lawnmower/Public Programs

First National Bank of Beatrice [Charter]
Film/Public Programs

Gage County Tourism [Charter]
Heritage Center Paving

Harriet Fort [Charter]
Prairie Trail Signs

Hevelone Foundation
Heritage Center Dedication

National Park Foundation
Jr. Ranger Booklet/Volunteer Programs

Nebraska Arts Council
Public Programs

Norris Public Power District [Charter]
Bury Electrical Lines/Public Programs

Nebraska Humanities Council
Public Programs

Pinnacle Bank
Film/Public Programs

Store Kraft Manufacturing [Charter]
Heritage Center Information Desk

Tier One Foundation
Homestead Records Project/Public Programs

University of Nebraska Foundation
Homestead Records Project

Steam Power [$1,000 - $4,999]

Ross & Anita Bauman
Friends of Homestead Newsletter

Dennis & Glenda Boesiger

William Jr. & Betty Cook [Charter]

Dan Ferguson Memorial [Charter]

EEnergy

Eastern National
Visitor Services

Gage County Foundation

Vince Halvorson Memorial
Superintendent/Heritage Center Paving

Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies
Grand Valley State [Michigan] University

Keep Beatrice Beautiful
Trash Cans & Cigarette Urns

Kiwanis-Homestead Early Risers
Defibrillator

Rotary Club of Beatrice
Defibrilllator

Charles & Frances Maguire

Midwest Livestock System

Sandman Family Foundation [Charter]
Microfilm Reader
Tier One Bank

Southeast Community College
Education Partner

Davison's Benches

Woodmen of the World
Flags & Poles

Dr. Donald & Diane Weldon [Charter]
Heritage Center Paving

Horse Power [$500 - $999]

A G Edwards & Sons Inc.

Grace Boomer Memorial
Freeman School Flagpole

Carriage Motors
Van Rentals

Samuel & Vicky Cowan, III
Heritage Center

William Noll

Floyd & Verna Opfer Memorial
Trail Benches

Charles & Laureen Riedesel [Charter]

Twin Rivers Chrysler Jeep Dodge
Dave Eskra & Steve Swarthout
Van Rentals

Wal-Mart
Public Programs

Hand Power [$100 - $499]

5 Star Contracting

Clabaugh Pharmacy

Cooksley's Clear Creek Farms, Inc.
Custer County, Nebraska
Frischkorn & Pirnie Homesteads

Jerry & Joan Davison

Diode Communications

James & Joan Downey

John & Delores Fiala

Five Star Contracting

Husqvarna Turf Care Company
Public Programs

LeRoy & Doreen Janzen

Lois Kammelohr

Paul & Bernadette Korslund

Anita Lincoln

Medicine Shoppe

Kenneth Messersmith

Precise Fabrication Inc.

Rixstine Recognition

Tom & Eileen Shirk [Charter]

Mike & Susan Trump

Valentino's
Programs

Weigels Jewelry

Dennis Witthoft and Denise Elmer

Harold Witulski
Dog Treadmill

Richard & Kathy Woodward

Did You Know?

Homesteaders in front of sod house

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! More...