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September 22, 2016
The Meaning of Names Author Karen Gettert Shoemaker to Appear at Homestead National Monument of America
Family History Month will be celebrated at Homestead National Monument of America on Sunday, October 16, 2016 with a presentation by Karen Gettert Shoemaker, author of the historical novel The Meaning of Names. This event will begin at 2 p.m. at the Education Center, and the author will read from her novel and discuss how she uses family stories and historic research in her work.

September 21, 2016
iRanger.org Brings Homestead National Monument of America To Your Mobile Device
“Engage, Interact, and Learn” through homesteading history and the natural tallgrass prairie on the new ranger for your pocket (http://iranger.org), a mobile interpretive resource at Homestead National Monument of America.

September 20, 2016
let the 2016 hedge apple games begin- at homestead national monument of america
Join park rangers and volunteers for the Hedge Apple Festival on Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Homestead National Monument of America to have fun with hedge apples! This fun event will begin with hedge apple crafts and games at 2:00 p.m. at the Homestead Heritage Center. See who creates the most exciting and unique creation using the provided hedge apples and craft supplies! After that, kids and visitors of all ages can join in on the Homestead Hedge Apple Games, a series of fun activities outside near the Palmer-Epard Cabin. Games will include a hedge apple on a spoon race, hedge apple bucket toss, and more! This event is free and offers exciting fun for the whole family!

September 16, 2016
Bee BioBlitz – A Centennial Celebration of Biodiversity in the National Park Service
Help discover the species of bees that inhabit Homestead National Monument of America by joining rangers during the Bee BioBlitz on Sunday, October 2, 2016. To celebrate 100 years of stewardship, the National Park Service is planning a shared Nation-wide quest to discover and document biodiversity – the variety of living organisms in a place. You are invited to be part of the National Park Service Centennial celebration during this engaging event to discover the biodiversity of bees within YOUR national parks.

September 14, 2016
Fall Deer Survey Provides Public Lands Day Volunteer Opportunity at Homestead National Monument of America
On Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. – noon, Homestead National Monument of America will participate in National Public Lands Day by offering the public the opportunity to help conduct a fall deer survey. Meet at Homestead’s Education Center and help the monument staff count deer during this exciting centennial year! No experience is needed; just show up for a 9:30 a.m. orientation; wear long pants, long sleeved shirt, good walking shoes, and a coat appropriate for the weather. You can be a walker or a counter - the walkers will hike approximately 3/4 of a mile through the prairie – which happens to be the oldest tallgrass prairie restoration project in the National Park Service! Those who do not desire or are unable to walk that far are needed to watch monument boundaries and count deer as they exit. The survey will be completed by noon. Motorists on State Highway 4 need to be alert for deer crossing the highway as they drive through the monument on the morning of Saturday, September 24, 2016.

September 13, 2016
Celebrate the Centennial with Artist-In-Residence Lindsy Davis at Homestead National Monument of America
Artist-in-Residence Lindsy Davis, a paper and printmaker, will be at Homestead National Monument of America October 3 - 17, 2016. Davis will give a special presentation on papermaking on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Homestead Education Center. Davis has a passion for working from the ground up. Her background in papermaking, woodblock printmaking, farming, drawing, and sculpture will help her explore a series regarding landscape prints on the landscape itself. She has led lectures and demonstrations on woodblock printmaking and papermaking.

September 13, 2016
2016 Prairie Visions Photography Festival at Homestead National Monument of America
Homestead National Monument of America is hosting the Prairie Visions Photography Festival on Sunday September 25, 2016 at Homestead National Monument of America’s Education Center from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Photographer Matt Elwood will lead a discussion on taking good photographs.

September 02, 2016
Hours Changing at Homestead National Monument of America
Fall, winter, and spring operating hours will begin at Homestead National Monument of America, starting on Tuesday September 6, 2016, the monument will be open daily Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Along with the changing winter hours, the monument will offer a wide variety of upcoming daily programs.

August 18, 2016
Prepare for Totality at Homestead National Monument of America
Homestead National Monument of America will be the perfect venue for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. At Homestead totality is expected to last 2 minutes 37 seconds. To learn more about the 2017 solar eclipse, Homestead National Monument of America will be hosting a special presentation by solar eclipse expert and enthusiast Derryl Barr. The program will take place at the Homestead Education Center on August 25, 2016 starting at 1 p.m.

April 13, 2016
Artists Selected for 2016 Centennial Artist-In-Residence Program
Artists have been selected for this year's Centennial Artist-in-Residence Program. The first of twelve selected artist arrives May 15, 2016 and the remaining artists will be at the park through October 30, 2016.

February 03, 2016
Homestead Art in United States Botanical Garden Exhibit
Homestead inspired origami art is featured in an exhibition at the United States Botanic Garden February 18 - October 2, 2016.

December 30, 2015
Homestead National Monument of America Receives Field Trip Grant From The National Park Foundation
Beatrice, NE (December 29, 2015) – Homestead National Monument of America is one of 186 federal sites selected to receive a 2015 field trip grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.

December 29, 2015
2016 Programs Scheduled to Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial at Homestead National Monument of America
For 100 years, the National Park Service has been “preserving unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations."

November 12, 2015
Honoring 100 Years of the National Park Service-Textile Style
Beatrice, NE – Homestead National Monument of America will be displaying 13 art quilts, created to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service, during December, 2015 at the Homestead Education Center.

 

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