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Contact: Homestead National Monument of America, (402) 223-3514
National Park Service
Homestead National Monument of America
8523 W. State Hwy 4
Beatrice, NE 68310
National Park Service News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 29, 2016
Susan Cook 402-223-3514
Celebrate Nebraska’s 150 with a Film Festival
at Homestead National Monument of America
Celebrate the State of Nebraska during its 150th sesquicentennial year! To kick off this momentous year of events, Homestead National Monument of America invites you to join us for the Nebraska 150 Film Festival featuring nine movies that honor Nebraska’s heritage and highlight individuals that have helped Nebraska grow to what it is today. Films will show every Saturday and Sunday of January, February and the first weekend of March at 2:00 p.m. at the Homestead Education Center.
“Homesteading played a huge part in Nebraska’s history, 45% of the state was settled through the Homestead Act. The impacts of the homesteaders are still felt today and these films highlight the contributions homesteaders and Nebraskans, made in settling the state”, stated Park Superintendent Mark Engler.
Nebraska 150 Film Festival Showings:
2 p.m. Saturday/Sunday-January 7-8 Great Plains: America’s Lingering Wild
2 p.m. Saturday/Sunday-January 14-15 Willa Cather: The Road is All
2 p.m. Saturday/Sunday-January 21-22 Dick Cavett Interview with John G. Neihardt
2 p.m. Saturday/Sunday-January 28-29 Homemade Astronaut: The Clay Anderson Story
2 p.m. Saturday/Sunday-February 4-5 The Legacy of George Washington Carver
2 p.m. Saturday/Sunday-February 11-12 Frontier Photographer
2 p.m. Saturday/Sunday-February 18-19 Standing Bear’s Footsteps
2 p.m. Saturday-February 25 Frontier University Dreams
1 p.m. Sunday-February 26 Frontier University Dreams
2 p.m. Saturday-March 4 Medicine Woman
1 p.m. Sunday-March 5 Medicine Woman
2 p.m. Saturday/Sunday-March 11/12 Willa Cather: The Road is All
2 p.m. Sunday-March 19 Home on the Range
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2017. 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 and 45 miles south of Lincoln. 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 visit https://www.nps.gov/home/.
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