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Operating hours for the summer will be extended at Homestead National Monument of America starting Saturday May 28, 2016. The monument will be open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through Labor Day Weekend. Along with the extended summer hours, the monument will offer a wide variety of special programs. Beginning Sunday, May 29, 2016 the Freeman School will be open daily 1-4 p.m.
"Summer is an exciting time of year to visit Homestead National Monument of America. stated Superintendent Mark Engler. "In this year of celebrating the centennial of the National Park Service, Homestead will host a number of special offerings. On June 4 Tractors Across Nebraska will start their 2016 trek at Homestead;Homestead Days 2016 will feature the Kilcher family from the Discovery show "Alaska: The Last Frontier" on June 18 &19;there will be a summer concert series offered on Saturday evenings June 9 –August 13;the Land Records and Genealogy Symposium will take place July 15 and 16;and the American Solar Car Challenge and Environmental Expo happens on August 3 &4. There will also be two U.S. Immigration Naturalization ceremonies, June 14 and September 16. Homestead will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service on Founders Day, August 25; stay tuned for details!"
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 and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Current hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/