Film Festival Continues

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Date: January 6, 2015

The next installment of Ken Burn's nine part series "The West" will be shown on January 10 and 11 at 2 the Education Center. This episode, "Empire Upon the Trails", features fur trading, fighting for self-determination in Texas, seekers of religious freedom in Utah or a better life along the Oregon Trail. With every step, they move closer to a "Manifest Destiny" that will make the West their own.

"We are excited to offer "The West" for the Homestead Film Festival this year. We hope you will join us each weekend through March 1for a different episode," stated Superintendent Mark Engler.

Film Festival Schedule:2:00 p.m.each day
January 10 &11—Episode 2: Empire Upon the Trails
January 17 &18—Episode 3: The Speck of the Future
January 24 & 25—Episode 4: Death Runs Riot
January 31 & February 1—Episode 5: The Grandest Enterprise Under God
February 7 & 8—Episode 6: Fight No More Forever
February 14 &15—Episode 7: The Geography of Hope
February 21 & 22—Episode 8: Ghost Dance
February 28 & March 1—Episode 9: One Sky Above Us

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), Facebook (HomesteadNM), and Instagram (HomesteadNPS).

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 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


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Last updated: April 10, 2015

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