Lego Builders to Help Celebrate Homesteads 80th Birthday

Nebraska State Capitol building made of Legos

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News Release Date: March 15, 2016

Come celebrate Homestead National Monument of America's 80th Birthday on March 19, 2016, with a day of exciting activities –including Legos! The Lincoln and Omaha LEGO User Group (LOLUG) is a community of adult LEGO enthusiasts who enjoy interacting with other Legos fans. These extreme Lego builders create displays like the Nebraska State Capitol, steam engines, railroad coaling station and more. They will be helping Homestead celebrate by bringing some of their Lego creations for visitors to view. There will be 13 different extreme builds. They will be at Homestead's Heritage Center from 10 a.m. –3 p.m.

Other activities for the day include the high energy music of the Bathtub Dogs men's choir from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.Come eat birthday cakes baked to look like the Freeman School and the Palmer-Epard Cabin! Try your hand with the Aksarben Amateur Radio Operators in communicating throughout the United States.Be a part of the debut of the Barn Quilt Quest webpage and see the newest oil painting being donated to Homestead National Monument of America.All events are free of charge!!

Event at Homestead's Heritage Center:

10 a.m.-3 p.m. –Lincoln-Omaha Adult Lego Builders

Events at Homestead's Education Center:

10 a.m.- 4 p.m. –Aksarben Amateur Radio Operators

1:00 p.m. –Debut of Barn Quilt Quest and Dedication of Homestead painting created for Nebraska's 150th

1:30 p.m. –Eat 3-D Birthday Cakes

2:00 p.m. –Bathtub Dogs men's choir from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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) 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 or 45 miles south of Lincoln, Nebraska. 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. The trails are open from dawn to dusk.Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit

Last updated: March 15, 2016

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