FREE LAND was the cry!

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

Learn about the distance learning connections and field trips at Homestead.

Educational Opportunities at Homestead

Learn about the field trip and distance learning opportunities available through Homestead National Monument!

Claim your spot in the Community Garden!

Claim your spot in the Community Garden!

Apply for a plot in Homestead's Community Garden this spring!

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The Homestead Act Presidents!

In honor of Presidents' Day, we take a moment to highlight some of the Presidents who oversaw the Homestead Act.

20th Annual Fiddle Festival

20th Annual Fiddle Festival

The date for the annual Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival and Acoustic Band Contest has been set for Saturday, May 26, 2018.

Remembering Country Schools!

Remembering Country Schools!

Everyone is invited to join us for a day full of events honoring and remembering country schools and frontier education!

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Get your National Parks pass today!

There is no fee to visit Homestead NM, but if you plan to visit other parks that do charge an entrance fee, you can get your pass here!

5 State's Homestead Records Go Digital

5 State's Homestead Records Go Digital

Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, and Ohio Homestead Records have been digitized and are available online. Over 30 Million Pages!

Coming Home! Exhibition

Coming Home! Quilt Exhibition

The Centennial quilt display returns to Homestead where they will make their final display during the month of April!

Last updated: April 16, 2018

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8523 West State Highway 4
Beatrice , NE 68310


(402) 223-3514

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