Arts and Craft Demonstrators Return to
Homestead National Monument of America for Homestead Days
See artisans creating beautiful and unique traditional crafts at Homestead National Monument of America during Homestead Days onJune 13-15, 2014. Traditional craft demonstrators will be on hand from10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Most of these demonstrations will take place at the Education Center, but activities will be offered throughout the park.
See demonstrations such as making wooden buckets and butter churns, cooking over a fire with dutch ovens, mechanized spinning, wood carving, blacksmithing and rope making along with viewing a collection of barbed wire. Watch and learn quilting, knitting, tatting, and see a treadle sewing machine in action along with how to spin wool. These activities were a necessity of life for the homesteaders, but today we consider them arts and crafts. New this year are classes on woodcarving and English Paper Piecing which is a quilting technique. Registration is required for these classes. Call Susan Cook at 402-223-3514 or email e-mail us to register.
Many activities are taking place on the demonstration prairie near the Education Center onJune 14-15, 2014. Attend live demonstrations of horse and oxen teams mowing the prairie with antique farming equipment. The volunteers who own this equipment and teams are very knowledgeable and love to share information with the public, so come ready to ask questions. Also on the prairie, children will enjoy running cornshellers and playing with toys homesteading children would have enjoyed.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2014. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), and 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.daily. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/
Last updated: April 10, 2015