Become A Junior Ranger

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Date: November 15, 2013

National Park ServiceNews Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 15, 2013

Merrith Baughman 402-223-3514

Become A Junior Ranger!!

Bring the whole family to Homestead National Monument of America during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend for activities everyone will enjoy!Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1, enjoy fascinating Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures displays and give the kids a chance to become a Junior Ranger.

Soon-to-be Junior Rangers will complete a booklet that holds many activities, such as word searches, scavenger hunts, matching activities, and historic "rebus writing." Children are encouraged to find answers to the activities by exploring the museum exhibits and park grounds. After finishing the book and having some fun, Junior Rangers will receive a badge, set of Civil War trading cards, temporary tattoo, and paper Junior Ranger hat. Also, have fun learning about various sites across the State of Nebraska through the "Nebraska Treasures" activity book. All of these activities are self and adult guided, but Park Rangers will be there to help.

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2013. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (HomesteadNM).

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 are8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. MondaythroughFriday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.SaturdayandSunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit


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Last updated: April 10, 2015

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