National Park Service Founders Day Commemorated with Special Exhibits and Refreshments

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Date: August 14, 2013

National Park ServiceNews Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 14, 2013

Merrith Baughman 402-223-3514

National Park Service Founders Day Commemorated with

Special Exhibits and Refreshments

 

Homestead National Monument of America would like to announce a Civil War open house for its newest special exhibits -Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil WarandThe Civil War in the West. The open house begins at2 p.m. on Sunday August 25, 2013in the Education Center. This date is also the 97thanniversary of the founding of the National Park Service. In recognition of “Founders Day”, the Friends of Homestead will provide refreshments for those in attendance. The open house is free and open to the public.

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil Warexhibit uses the Constitution as the cohesive thread to offer a fresh and innovative perspective on President Lincoln. The exhibit focuses on his struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War.

The Civil War and the Westexhibit focuses on the intense fight for the western territories. While most of the Civil War was fought on eastern battlefields, the West saw a number of violent clashes as both the North and the South sought the rich resources of its territories. Together, these exhibits offer a complete perspective of the Civil War, giving visitors a chance to see it as never before.

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2013. 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. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visithttps://www.nps.gov/home/index.htm.



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