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The Heartland Storytelling Festival kicks off at Homestead National Monument of America on March 17 and 18, 2016.Three professional storytellers perform each day in a round-robin set-up.Programs are held at the Monument's Education and the Heritage Centers at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. both days.This fun event is free! Storytellers this year include:
Darrin Crow - Hailing from across the mighty Missouri in Iowa, Darrin's yarns will take you back to a time when immigrants were settling the Midwest.
Rosie Cutrer –Visiting from Kansas, Rosie will take you back to the pioneer times and delight all with her collection of everyday tools and toys from yesteryear.
Joyzelle Gingway Godfrey will share stories the Dakota people.
Elementary schools, daycares, home school groups, senior centers and the general public are encouraged to attend.Groups of 10 or more interested in attending should call Jesse Bolli at (402) 223-3514 as soon as possible to make reservations.
This program is possible through the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
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), 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.