|Homestead Act 150th Anniversary Exhibit|
Dates: Everyday from 01/28/2012 to 02/18/2012
Location: Arch Visitor Center
|Summary: Jefferson National Expansion Memorial presents the exhibit, FREE LAND! at the Gateway Arch.|
The display highlights the 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act of 1862, under which 1.6 million people claimed 160 acres each, accounting for ten percent of U.S. land. This was one of the most significant and enduring events in the westward expansion of the United States.