Register for the Interactive SNOWCATCHER Children’s Blizzard Workshop at Homestead National Monument of America

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News Release Date: December 27, 2017



National Park Service   

Homestead National Monument of America

8523 W. State Hwy 4

Beatrice, NE 68310

402-223-3514 phone

402-228-4231 fax



National Park Service News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 27, 2017

Susan Cook 402-223-3514


Register for the Interactive SNOWCATCHER Children’s Blizzard Workshop

at Homestead National Monument of America


The Blizzard of 1888 made a deep impact on many Nebraskans families. Register now and join us on Sunday, January 7, 2018 beginning at 2:00 p.m. for an interactive workshop that utilizes creative thinking and theatrical expression to explore this meaningful historical event. This hands-on workshop will involve theatrical scenarios centered on the blizzard of 1888. These scenarios will provide historical information and a fresh perspective on what settlers truly faced as the blizzard blew over. This workshop is presented by Homestead National Monument and Beatrice Community Players and offered to everyone aged 8 and up. Admission is free of cost. This event will be held in the Homestead Education Center. To register for the workshop, please contact or 402.223.3514.


The workshop will be led by Becky Boesen and Petra Wahlqvist of BLIXT. Becky is a writer, lyricist, director, actor, and teaching artist. Currently, Boesen is touring her latest play, SNOWCATCHER, a one-woman show commissioned by the Midwest Theatre and Lincoln Arts Council. Set against the schoolchildren’s blizzard of 1888, SNOWCATCHER explores issues of child bereavement following the death of a parent. Petra is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BLIXT. She is a project creator, actor and producer. She most recently served as the Education and Community Engagement Director at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, where she oversaw the Lied Education department for seven years.


Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2018. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), Facebook (HomesteadNM), and Instagram (HomesteadNPS).


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




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Last updated: December 30, 2017

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