Tales of True Homesteaders at Homestead National Monument of America

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Date: July 20, 2015

Come and enjoy Tales of True Homesteaders around a campfire at Homestead National Monument of America's Education Center, Saturday, July 25, 2015, at 7 pm. Laureen Riedesel, storyteller extraordinaire, will share tales of her families homesteading experiences.

"In Sweden we walked, in America we ride" is a quote in the Homestead Heritage Center exhibit about immigrants. The true story of Karolina Mattson who said those words will be recounted by her great-granddaughter as she tells about the tragedies and joys of homesteading in 1880's Nebraska.Laureen Riedesel is the Director of the Beatrice Public Library. She is also a presenter for the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau. Her library career began with a job that involved presenting 11 storytelling programs each week!

"Laureen's storytelling talent, combined with her personal connection to homesteaders, make her programs particularly compelling and engaging" said Superintendent Mark Engler.

You are invited to bring a favorite lawn chair and insect repellent. In case of inclement weather (including heat) the program will move into the Education Center.

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2015. 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 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 (temporary phone number 402-239-9562) or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/index.htm.


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Last updated: July 21, 2015

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