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!
Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival
The 2019 Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival will be held at the Homestead National Monument of America Education Center on Saturday, May 25.
New Research into Black Homesteading
The National Park Service and the University of Nebraska are partnering to discover the stories of Black homesteader colonies.
Explore the Sky Day AND Night
John and Brenda Nejedlo of GeoAstroRV will be at Homestead National Monument of America April 30-May 28 giving daily astronomy programs.
Educational Opportunities at Homestead
Learn about the field trip and distance learning opportunities available through Homestead National Monument!
The Last Homesteader's Tractor
Ken Deardoff's tractor has been recovered from the wild's of Alaska and is on permanent display at Homestead National Monument of America.
Access Digitized Homestead Records!
Continue your research! Access Homestead Land Record case files today.
Last updated: May 3, 2019