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'Miss Bishop,' a novel by Bess Streeter Aldrich will be discussed on August 25 at 7 p.m.at Homestead National Monument of America's Education Center. Ella Bishop was a Nebraska farm girl whose energy and love of learning made her an excellent college student in the 1870s. She went on to become a gifted teacher. The story of her joys and tragedies are told in this popular novel. Aldrich lived in Elmwood, Nebraska, and was one of the most popular writers of the first half of the twentieth century.
The discussion leader is Doris Martin, a park guide at Homestead. She is a retired teacher with an interest in country schools and recently attended the Country School Association of America's annual conference in Saratoga Springs, New York.
In addition to the book discussion, people will be able to view the 'Country School Photography Exhibit' currently on display at the Education Center. It consists of 30 photographs taken by Gloria Hawkins, who's goal it is to photograph a country school in each state. This discussion is cosponsored by the Beatrice Public Library and Homestead National Monument of America.
And don't forget –the National Park Service turns 99 onAugust 25, 2015! Join us for birthday cake at the Heritage Center from1-3 p.m. Take the opportunity to watch the award winning movieLand of Dreams and visit the National Homesteading Museum.
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), 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. 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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