Homestead Harmonizers Kick Off Homestead Days at Homestead National Monument of America

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Date: June 16, 2016

The Homestead Harmonizers will start off a weekend of special programs and musical performances during Homestead Days at Homestead National Monument of America. The Harmonizers will be on stage Saturday, June 18 at noon.

Other musical groups performing over the weekend include Danish Fiddlers, River Boys Polka Band (come and dance on Saturday!), Die Singen Wanderers, and the Mighty Magic Pants Band!

"We are excited about the diversity of programs, music and demonstrators at this year's Homestead Days Celebration. Check out the entire line up for Homestead Days at Homestead National Monument of America below," stated Superintendent Mark Engler.

Friday, June 17

10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Traditional craft demonstrations at Education Center   

1-4 p.m.         Freeman School open

2 p.m.           Special Speaker –Audrey Kalivoda "Kansas-The Center of it All" 

                (Video &talk) at Heritage Center

3 p.m.           Special Speaker –Ellen Kuhl, Artist in Residence, at Heritage Center

Saturday, June 18

10 a.m.–5 p.m.    Traditional craft demonstrations at Education Center

Antique Farming Demonstration on the Prairie

12-4 p.m.        Homestead Children's Festival at the Heritage Center         

                (1 &3 p.m. Mighty Magic Pants Band performs at Children's Festival)

12-5 p.m.       Freeman School open

12 p.m.          Homestead Harmonizers at Education Center

1-3 p.m.          Picnic in the Park - National Park Service Centennial Event

1 p.m.           Kilcher Family, Alaska Homesteaders Discuss Homesteading Life

                (Featured on Discovery's "Alaska: the Last Frontier")

1 p.m.           Plowing and Check-row planting at Heritage Center

3 p.m.           Danish Fiddlers at Education Center

4-6 p.m.         River Boys Polka Band and Dance at Education Center

Sunday, June 19

10 a.m.–5 p.m.    Traditional craft demonstrations at Education Center

Antique Farming Demonstration on the Prairie

12-4 p.m.         Homestead Children's Festival at the Heritage Center         

                 (1 &3 p.m. Mighty Magic Pants Band performs at Children's Festival)

12 p.m.           Die Singen Wanderers at Education Center

1-4 p.m.           Freeman School open

1 p.m.             Kilcher Family, Alaska Homesteaders Discuss Homesteading Life

(Featured on Discovery's "Alaska: the Last Frontier")

1 p.m.             Plowing and Check-row planting at Heritage Center

3 p.m.             Danish Fiddlers at Education Center

4 p.m.             River Boys Polka Band at Education Center

All activities are free of cost and no park permit is required to visit Homestead National Monument of America. The Homestead Days program is partially funded by the Nebraska Folklife Network, National Endowment for the Arts, Hevelone Foundation and Humanities Nebraska, a non-profit organization cultivating an understanding of our history and culture with additional funding from the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Homestead Bookstores and Friends of Homestead.

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 (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 6 p.m.daily through Labor Day. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/index.htm.

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Last updated: May 3, 2018

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