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For 100 years, the National Park Service has been "preserving unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations." As we enter the 2016 Centennial, Homestead National Monument of America invites you to partake in a wide variety of exceptional and diverse events throughout the year.
Featured events for the 2016 season include:
·"Lift Every Voice: Black Experience in the Heartland," a play that connects visitors to powerful stories of African American struggle and achievement, and introduces them to the National Parks that help preserve those stories will visit the park in March.
·Kids will gather around for the Heartland Storytelling Festival where renowned storytellers will tell their tales of history and adventure in March.
·"Catherland" a musical production, in conjunction with the Lied Center for Performing Arts "Arts Across Nebraska" program will be making a stop in April.
·The Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival will return in May for individuals of all ages to watch and compete for thousands of dollars in prizes.
·Homestead Days continues the 3 day traditions of homesteading demonstrations, music, special guest presenters and more in June.
·The Centennial Campfire Concert series will bring beloved musical talent to the monument on Saturdays in July and August.
·Have a howling good time in October at Howling Homestead as ittakes you through entertaining and intriguing activities, like learning about bats, snakes, raptors and predators.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2016. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (HomesteadNM).
Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/
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