With the promise of Free Land, the Homestead Act of 1862 enticed millions to cultivate the frontier. Families, immigrants, women, and freed slaves flooded 10 percent of the nation’s land to chase their American Dream. American Indian cultures and natural environments gave way to diverse settlement, agricultural success, and industrial advancement—building our nation and changing the land forever. Read More
FREE LAND was the cry!
2017 Community Garden Applications
Apply for a plot in Homestead's Community Garden this spring! The garden is located at the Heritage Center near the Palmer-Epard Cabin.
Experience Totality on August 21, 2017
Check back often for exciting announcements as we plan a once in a lifetime weekend event leading up to the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017.
Barn Quilt Quest
Locate Barn Quilts across SE Nebraska with this map. Many participants learned to paint quilt blocks during workshops at Homestead NM.
Every Kid in a Park 4th Grade Pass!
Fourth graders can earn a free pass to visit public lands with their families! Complete a fun activity to get your pass and start exploring!
Nebraska 150 Film Festival
The Nebraska 150 Film Festival will take place each weekend in January, February, and into the third weekend of March of 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Homestead Prairie Webcam!
A view of the oldest restored tallgrass prairie in the National Park Service located at Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice