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

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Date: September 3, 2015

Come to Homestead National Monument of America over Labor Day weekend for 3 days of living history activities and special programs that will be fun for the whole family! Saturday–Monday, September 5 –7, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.try your hand at candle dipping, making cornhusk dolls and button toys, or butter churning. Learn about painting, quilting, Dutch oven cooking and washing clothes by hand. These living history activities take place at the Homestead National Monument of America's Heritage Center and Education Center.

Each day of the weekend you can also enjoy a different special program. OnSaturday, September 5, at2 p.m.Otto Rosfeld will perform "Treading Lightly or Stomping" at2:00 the Education Center. OnSunday, September 6, from10 am –4 pmat the Heritage Center will be the first Cars of the Homestead Era car show. And Monday, September 7 at 10 the Freeman School try out your spelling skills at the 6thAnnual Old Fashioned Spelling bee.

"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 and all activities are FREE!

And in case you haven't heard, Homestead National Monument of America will be issuing FREE annual entry passes to 4thgraders! 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 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; after Labor Day hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.MondayFriday,9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.SaturdayandSunday.. 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: September 4, 2015

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Beatrice , NE 68310


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