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On Thursday May 26, at 7 p.m.Homestead National Monument of America will host the monthly Beatrice Public Library Book discussion at the Homestead Education Center. In honor of the National Park Service Centennial, as well as the Monument's 80th Birthday, we will be discussing "Homestead National Monument of America" by Rose Houk, covering the history of the Homestead Act of 1862 and the Monument. Homestead's historian, Dan Ott will, be leading the book discussion as well as shedding light our nation's epic Homesteading story.
If you would like to join the discussion, copies of "Homestead National Monument of America," by Rose Houk are available at the Beatrice Public Library at 100 N. 16th Street in Beatrice. Everyone is welcome to attend this stimulating community event. As reminder, the Beatrice Public Library hosts a monthly book discussion on the fourth Thursday of every month –contact the library at 402-223-3584 to find out what they are reading next!
"We are glad to once again be partnering with the Beatrice Public Library to host a book discussion and honored by their book choice and invitation to participate. This is a great opportunity to bring the community together at the Monument to learn about the rich history of this place and this significant piece of legislation, the Homestead Act of 1862," stated Superintendent, Mark Engler.
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), Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America), 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, and9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free