Bathtub Dogs Showcased at Homesteads 80th Birthday

Men's singing group, Bathtub Dogs

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News Release Date: March 3, 2016

The high energy music of the Bathtub Dogs men's choir from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will headline the 80th birthday celebration of Homestead National Monument of America, Saturday March 19, 2016, at 2 pm at the Homestead Education Center.

In 2002, two University of Nebraska students gathered a group of their most talented friends to sing together. Since then, their small group of singers has evolved into a thriving a cappella ensemble known as the "Bathtub Dogs." When they're not in class at UNL, the Dogs perform on campus and all across the state and region, most notably including an opening set for the Grammy Award–winning rock band, OKGo. The Dogs released their fifth studio album, BIG NEWS, in December 2014, and just held auditions for new members. Their goals as a performing ensemble are simple: To entertain and have fun.

"We are so excited to have this group of talented young men help celebrate Homestead National Monument of America's 80th birthday," stated Superintendent Mark Engler.

There are many other activities taking place that day also. See extreme lego builders creating displays like the Nebraska State Capitol, steam engines, a railroad coaling station and many more. Come eat cakes built and decorated to look like the Freeman School and the Palmer-Epard Cabin! Try your hand with the Aksarben Amateur Radio Operators in communicating throughout the United States.Be a part of the debut of the Barn Quilt Quest project webpage and see the newest oil painting being donated to Homestead National Monument of America for the Nebraska Sesquicentennial.All events are free of charge!!

Event times:

10-3 –Lincoln-Omaha Adult Lego Builders at the Heritage Center

10-4 –Aksarben Amateur Radio Operators at the Education Center

1:00 –Debut of Barn Quilt Quest and Dedication of a painting of Homestead for the Nebraska Sesquicentennial at the Education Center

1:30 –Eat 3-D Birthday Cakes at the Education Center

2:00 –Bathtub Dogs men's choir from University of Nebraska-Lincoln at the Education Center

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 (Homestead National Monument of America).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska or 45 miles south of Lincoln, Nebraska. 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. The trails are open from dawn to dusk.Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit

Last updated: February 29, 2016

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