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National Park Service
Homestead National Monument of America
8523 W. State Hwy 4
Beatrice, NE 68310
National Park ServiceNews Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –September 24, 2013
Merrith Baughman 402-223-3514
Ready for a Howling Good Time!?!
Come one, come all to Howling Homestead 2013 at Homestead National Monument of America! Join park rangers, volunteers, and special guest presenters for a night full of family fun on Saturday, October 26 from 6-9 p.m. at the Homestead Heritage Center. The event will take you through entertaining and intriguing activities, from learning about bats to gazing at the stars.
The many different presenters will help make the year’s Howling Homestead extra exciting. Soak in some music and storytelling. See mad scientist Dave Henning from ESU5 conduct some “explosive” experiments. Learn about prairie predators on a night hike with Nebraska Master Naturalist Malia Robinson. Meet live snakes and learn about them from Nebraska Project WILD educators. Visitors of all ages are sure to enjoy these programs and many more! This event is freeand no registration is necessary.
For homesteaders, fall signaled the time to harvest the fruits of their hard labor. The first hundred kids will get to harvest their own pumpkin from Homestead’s pumpkin patch. There will also be cider and cookies for all. Howling Homestead is funded in part by the Friends of Homestead and the Homestead Bookstores.
Since much of the fun will take place outside, dress for the weather. Visitors are also asked to please leave Halloween costumes at home. The event is not intended to be scary, and is appropriate for all ages.
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, 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 visit http://www.nps.gov/home/
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