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Homestead National Monument of America is excited to announce a polka dance led by the River Boys Polka Band during Homestead Days on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 4-6 p.m. The dance will take place at the Education Center near the stage. On Sunday, June 19, 2016 they will perform from 4-5 p.m.
The River Boys Polka Band features the music of Volga German communities and the Dutch Hop dance. The name comes from the Volga River in Russia. This band comes from the eastern Colorado and western Nebraska region. They will teach the dance and play the music. The Dutch Hop music and dance was a social dance tradition closely tied to wedding and anniversary celebrations and weekend "get-togethers" in the Volga German communities. It was important in both Russia and later here in the Great Plains states.
"Visitors are in for lively fun music and should come ready to dance. We've even extended the hours of the park for this dance. This is great fun for all ages." stated Superintendent Mark Engler.
There is an exciting line up of music and dance during Homestead Days at Homestead National Monument of America. This program is partially funded by the Nebraska Folk life Network, National Endowment for the Arts, Hevelone Foundation and Humanities Nebraska, a non-profit organization cultivating an understanding of our history and culture with additional funding from the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2016. 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, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.daily. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/index.
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