Homestead Days Demonstrations

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Date: June 11, 2013

National Park ServiceNews Release


Merrith Baughman 402-223-3514

Prairie activities and new demonstrators to Homestead Days

Demonstrations are what make Homestead Days unique! Homestead National Monument of America will feature traditional craft demonstrations from10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday,Saturday, andSunday, June 14, 15, and 16. New demonstrators will be Wayne Ficke with wood carving, Forrest Smith from the Windy River Dulcimer Society, Sherry Kelley with knitting, Doug McGovern with tintype photography, Larry Pelter with pottery making, Cathy Haney with hat making and historic costuming, and Larry Logan with Dutch oven cooking. Homestead will also welcome Charles Buie, a cooper who will be showing bucket and churn making, and Pat Kuhns who will share her miniature quilt collection. This will be the first time someone has come to make butter churns, and Kuhns’ award winning miniature quilts are sure to amaze.  

Out on the prairie, more demonstrations will be in full force. Antique farm equipment will be running with horses and oxen, a hay stacker will launch hay into piles, and antique equipment like one row plows and cultivators will be on display. Come be part of these prairie activities from10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on SaturdayandSunday, June 15 and 16.  OnSunday, June 16, watch a 1916 steam engine as it maneuvers around the prairie.

“Getting to see what was done in the past with our own eyes connects us to it in a new way. We are pleased to have many demonstrators returning to share their talents and are very excited about our new demonstrators this year. They have so much to add to our Homestead Days event,”stated Homestead's Superintendent Mark Engler.  

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2013. 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 are8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. MondaythroughFridayand9 a.m. to 5 p.m. SaturdayandSunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit


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