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Have a personal experience with history at Homestead National Monument of America this Labor Day weekend, Saturday September 5th through the 7th and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.daily. Try your hand at candle dipping, butter churning, making cornhusk dolls and button toys. Learn about painting, quilting, Dutch oven cooking and washing clothes by hand. See a collection of cool old cars, and join in a good-old fashioned spelling bee!
"Hands-on activities are fun for the whole family and can really help you immerse yourself in the lives of the pioneers" said Superintendent Mark Engler.
The festivities kick offSaturdaymorning with activities taking place at both the Education Center and Heritage Center. Saturdaywill include a Humanities Nebraska speaker, Otto Rosfeld, with his program "Treading Lightly or Stomping" at2:00 p.m.at the Education Center. Monday's signature event, the 6thAnnual Old Fashioned Spelling Bee, takes place at 10 a.m. at the Freeman School –all are invited to test their spelling a-p-t-i-t-u-d-e! The weekend wraps up Monday afternoon.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2015. 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.
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