Churning Out Some Family Fun over Labor Day Weekend At Homestead National Monument of America

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Date: August 29, 2016

 Homestead National Monument of America will host a day of living history activities on the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend,September 3, 2016. These living history activities will take place from 10 a.m. to   4 p.m. Try your hand at quilting, making cornhusk dolls, playing pioneer games, washing clothes by hand or making button toys, and butter churning. Learn about painting and Dutch oven cooking. These living history activities take place at the Homestead National Monument of America's Heritage and Education Centers.

Each day of the Labor Day weekend you can also enjoy a different theme activity.  On Sunday, September 4, from 10 a.m. – 4 the Heritage Center will be the Cars of the Homestead Era car show. Monday, September 5 at 10 a.m. at the Freeman School try out your spelling skills at the 7th Annual Old Fashioned Spelling bee, sponsored by the Beatrice Daily Sun. Monday September 5 between 1-4 p.m. enjoy old-fashioned school yard games and school activities at the historic Freeman School.

"Hands-on activities are fun for the whole family and can really help you immerse yourself in the lives of the pioneers" said Superintendent Mark Engler. Every day entrance to Homestead as  all activities are FREE!

In case you haven't heard, Homestead National Monument of America will be issuing FREE annual entry passes to 4th graders! These passes are good for entrance into more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks. Just go to, do an online activity, download and print your voucher, then exchange your voucher for a FREE annual entry pass at Homestead National Monument of America.

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 (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 are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit


The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.


Last updated: August 30, 2016

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