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Beatrice, NE –December is the month to visit Homestead National Monument of America and view National Parks in Quilts! Thirteen art quilts, created to celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service, will be on display from December 1 –27, 2015 at the Homestead Education Center. Join the textile artists who created these masterpieces for a reception on December 6, from 1 –4 p.m.
The artists belong to Fiber Works, a group of textile artists from the Lincoln-Omaha, Nebraska area. When they heard about the Centennial of the National Park Service, they wanted to be involved. Each artist created an art quilt inspired by a different National Park Service site. The December exhibition at Homestead National Monument of America is the first in a year long, centennial journey, of the 13 chosen parks.
Parks on the tour include, in order of exhibition, Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska, Joshua Tree National Park in California, Saguaro National Park in Arizona, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii, Statue of Liberty National Monument in New York, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Virginia, Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota, Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, Glacier National Park in Montana, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, Everglades National Park in Florida, and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in Missouri.
The schedule for this exhibition can be found on the www.nps.gov/home/
"Homestead is honored to have inspired one of these creations. We hope many of you will make a trip to Homestead to view National Parks in Quilts part of your holiday celebrations this year. Keep an eye out for other exciting opportunities at Homestead and in all national park areas during this centennial year." said Superintendent Mark Engler.
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. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.on weekends. .The park buildings will be closed on November 26,December 24 at 1 p.m. through December 25 (reopen on December 26 at 9 a.m.) and January 1, but the trails will be open from dawn to dusk. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/