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Homestead National Monument of America will host the monthly Beatrice Public Library Book discussion at the Homestead Heritage Center on Thursday, September 22, at 7 p.m.In honor of the National Park Service Centennial, as well as the Monument's 80th Birthday, Superintendent Mark Engler will lead a discussion about the Homestead Administrative History. Visitors will learn about the efforts that resulted in the creation of this National Monument four miles west of Beatrice.
Everyone is welcome to attend this community event. As reminder, the Beatrice Public Library hosts a monthly book discussion on the fourthThursdayof every month –contact the library at 402-223-3584 to find out what they are reading next!
"We are looking forward to hosting the community at this event and are happy to have the opportunity to partner with the Beatrice Public Library once again," stated Superintendent Mark Engler. "We hope that you will come out to learn more about history of the Monument and the Homestead Act of 1862, a significant piece of legislation that had an enormous impact on nearly every aspect of life in America."
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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.Saturdayand Sunday. Admission is free.