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Labor Day Weekend activities at Homestead National Monument of America will include a "Homesteading Era" original car show on Sunday September 6, 2015 from 10 am–4 pm at the Heritage Center. Cars from the 1920s through the 1980s will be on display. There will be people's choice prizes by the decade.
You are invited to come and view these vehicles, and if you have one you would like to show off, bring it along! While registration is not necessary, please call the park at 402-223-3514 to let us know what you will be bringing. Bring a picnic lunch –there will be a snow cone vendor on site.
"We are excited to showcase this new way to share how the Homestead Act of 1862 changed many lives. It hastened the Industrial Revolution and started advancements in machinery, including the development of all kinds of vehicles. And it's FREE!" said Superintendent Mark Engler.
Every day of the Labor Day weekend you can participate in living history activities such as churning butter, making corn husk dolls, candle dipping and more. Other special events include a performance by Otto Rosfeld at Homestead National Monument of America's Education Center onSaturday September 5(2 p.m.) and a good old-fashioned spelling bee at Freeman School (10 a.m.) on Monday September 7.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2015. 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. 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.
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