|Subscribe | What is RSS|
Leaves are falling, pumpkins are ripening, and cool wind is blowing…it's time for Howling Homestead at Homestead National Monument of America! Join park rangers, volunteers, and special guest presenters for a night full of family fun onSaturday, October 25, 2014 at 6 p.m. Participants will travel through a series of festive stations at the Homestead Heritage Center.
This Howling Homestead will be an exciting one! The event will take you through entertaining and intriguing activities, like learning about bats, snakes, raptors and predators. Go on a prairie walk, make crafts, and see the mad scientist do exciting experiments. Listen to stories, hear music, and view the night sky through telescopes.
In honor of harvest season, the first hundred kids to arrive will get a free pumpkin (donated by Friends of Homestead)! There will be hot apple cider and spooky cookies for everyone. Howling Homestead is funded in part by the Nebraska Humanities Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Friends of Homestead, and the Homestead Bookstores.
Many of the evening activities will be outdoors, so visitors are advised to dress for cool weather. The event is appropriate for all ages and we won't try to be scary. Please leave your costumes at home.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2014. 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. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/index.