This multipurpose facility brings the epic homestead story to life for visitors of all ages and demonstrates the true scope and importance of the Homestead Act of 1862. State-of-the-art exhibits present homesteading in an interactive setting. Such topics as the Act’s influence on immigration, agriculture, industrialization, American Indians, the tallgrass prairie ecosystem and Federal land policies are presented in an educational and thought-provoking manner.
A diverse, detailed and complete picture of homesteading and the Homestead Act of 1862 are presented at the Homestead Heritage Center and National Homesteading Museum. The building is designed to represent the Homestead Act of 1862 with its spectacular views and unique roof line resembling a single bottom plow moving through the sod.