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Monday, February 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Homestead National Monument of America's Education Center, Homestead will host a special program in honor of February's designation as National African American History Month. Christy Hyman, a PhD student in history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present a program entitled George Washington Carver-His Homesteading Years.Hyman formerly worked for George Washington Carver National Monument in Missouri and gained a wealth of knowledge into the life of George Washington Carver while there.
"George Washington Carver was a prominent African-American Scientist and inventor, best known for devising many uses for the peanut. However, not many people know that Carver was also a homesteader. We hope you will join us to learn more about this part of Carver's life and how it influenced the person he would become," stated Superintendent Mark Engler.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for the Centennial of the National Park Service, 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 of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/.