2018 Heartland Storytelling Festival at Homestead National Monument of America

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News Release Date: February 7, 2018

Contact: Susan Cook, 402-223-3514



National Park Service        

Homestead National Monument of America

8523 W. State Hwy 4

Beatrice, NE 68310

402-223-3514 phone

402-228-4231 fax




National Park Service News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 7, 2018

Susan Cook 402-223-3514


2018 Heartland Storytelling Festival

at Homestead National Monument of America


The Heartland Storytelling Festival will be held at Homestead National Monument of America on March 22 and 23, 2018. Professional storytellers will perform each day in a round-robin    set-up. Programs will be held at the Homestead’s Education Center at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m.  New this year is a Storytelling Performance open to everyone, which will occur each day at 2:00 p.m.  This fun event is free! Storytellers this year include:


Darrin Crow –Hailing from across the mighty Missouri in Iowa, Darrin’s yarns will take you back in time to education in One Room Schools.


Pippa White –Pippa's stories of Ellis Island and immigrants setting the heartland will captivate you and make learning history an unforgettable experience for all ages.


Rosie Cutrer – Visiting from Kansas, Rosie will take you back to the pioneer times and delight all with her collection of everyday tools and toys from yesteryear.


Schools, daycares, homeschool groups, senior centers and the general public are encouraged to attend.  Students can also come on a virtual field trip through Distance Learning.  Register for one storyteller or come for all three! All programs are Free!


“This event is wonderful: Everyone is invited to come and learn about our National History through the art of storytelling”, stated Superintendent, Mark Engler.


To reserve space for your classroom, call Homestead National Monument of America at

402-223-3514 or email e-mail us.  This program is possible through the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.


Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2018.  Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), Facebook (HomesteadNM), and Instagram (HomesteadNPS).


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 http://www.nps.gov/home/.



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Last updated: February 18, 2018

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