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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.

August 14, 2016
Find Your Park and Celebrate the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service At Homestead National Monument of America
Beatrice, NE – The National Park Service is turning 100 years old on August 25 and Homestead National Monument of America wants you to join the party! Come to the park and join us for birthday cake from 1-3 pm at the Homestead Education Center. Visit the National Homesteading Museum and enjoy the award winning film “Land of Dreams”.

August 10, 2016
Labor Day Weekend Features Three Days and Three Great Events
Living history activities, vintage cars and a spelling bee make for a fun-filled Labor Day weekend at Homestead National Monument of America! The event will kick off on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 10 am – 4 pm with visitors getting to see living history and try their hand at homesteading skills at the Homestead Heritage and Education Centers.

July 28, 2016
Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial with Artist-In-Residence Rebekah Sandoval at Homestead National Monument of America
Rebekah Sandoval is the seventh artist of the 2016 Artist-in-Residence program at Homestead National Monument of America and will be at the Monument from August 8- 22, 2016. Sandoval will give a special presentation on Sunday, August 21st, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Rebekah's project with Homestead is an intersection of the two areas in life that she is the most passionate about: literature and music. After teaching English for three years, she began touring full-time as the fiddler, vocalist, and primary songwriter of Arizona-based Americana group, Run Boy Run.

June 23, 2016
FREE Kids In Parks Program Series at Homestead National Monument of America
Hey Kids! The park rangers at Homestead National Monument of America need YOU and your families to join them at the Education Center on Saturdays in July and early August, from 10 a.m. to noon, to become Nature Detectives! Homestead is seeking the help of all sleuths and spies, the inquisitive and the curious. The rangers need Nature Detectives by their side to search for clues on the ground and up in the sky. We will prowl the tallgrass prairie and into the forest, but don’t be wary! You will discover birds, bugs, tracks and trails, plants, animals and whatever else our sleuthing unveils!

May 25, 2016
Extended Hours at Homestead
Operating hours for the summer will be extended at Homestead National Monument of America starting Saturday May 28, 2016. The monument will be open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through Labor Day Weekend. Along with the extended summer hours, the monument will offer a wide variety of special programs. Beginning Sunday, May 29, 2016 the Freeman School will be open daily 1-4 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.

September 02, 2015
Fourth Graders Can Get Their Every Kid in a Park Pass Free at Homestead National Monument of America
Every Kid in a Park is an exciting component of the National Park Service’s centennial celebration! As of September 1, 2015, fourth grade students can go to www.everykidinapark.gov to complete an activity and obtain a voucher for a FREE annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.

 

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