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National Park ServiceNews Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –November 18, 2013
Merrith Baughman 402-223-3514
"Music of Cather" Program to Kick Off
Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures at Homestead National Monument of America
Dr. Christi McLain will present the "Music of Cather" at Homestead National Monument of America's Education Center onSunday, December 1, 2013 at 2 p.m. Dr. McClain is an instructor at the University of Hartford and daughter of Humanities Speaker Sue McLain.
Cather's writing captured the essence of pioneer era life. McLain's program will show how these writings influenced composer Libby Larsen. Libby Larsen is one of the most performed and acclaimed composers today. She is a spirited, compelling, and sensitive composer whose music enhances the poetry of America's most prominent authors.
"We hope you will include the monument in your Thanksgiving Weekend plans and enjoy this unique look at Willa Cather's writing", stated Superintendent Mark Engler.
The Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures exhibits will be on display in both the Education and Heritage Centers fromNovember 29-December 31, 2013. These exhibits represent the many cultures who settled on the prairie as a result of the Homestead Act.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2014. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (HomesteadNM).
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. MondaythroughFriday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.SaturdayandSunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visithttps://www.nps.gov/home/index.