Who Were The Women Who Settled Nebraska

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Date: April 21, 2016

Dr. Rebecca Wingo
Dr. Rebecca Wingo to present Who Were the Women Who Settled Nebraska at Homestead National Monument of America, April 28, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Who Were the Women Who Settled Nebraska will be presented at Homestead National Monument of America,Thursday April 28, 2016 at 7 p.m. Dr. Rebecca Wingo, from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, will be sharing new research on women homesteaders during this special presentation at the Homestead Education Center. Her new, cutting-edge research used recently digitized Homestead Casefiles to find women homesteaders in Nebraska. Dr. Wingo will explain how her new scholarship challenges prevailing understandings of homesteading women and gives us a better understanding of their historic role in settling the West.

Dr. Wingo's research is part of an on-going project under the direction of Dr. Richard Edwards at the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska –Lincoln. The larger project seeks to reassess both the scholarly consensus and popular perceptions of the Homestead Act of 1862. The Center for Great Plains Studies has been involved in a partnership with Homestead National Monument of America, the National Archives and Records Administration, Family Search and Ancestry to digitize Homestead Casefiles since 2000. 

"We are thrilled that Dr. Wingo is presenting her original research on Homesteading women at the Monument. Her work is a case-in-point example of the value of making Homestead Casefiles publicly available online and the ways that it is contributing to remaking our understanding of the Homestead Act of 1862," stated Superintendent, Mark Engler. 
 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), Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America), 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. 

Suggested Caption: Dr. Rebecca Wingo to present Who Were the Women Who Settled Nebraska at Homestead National Monument of America, April 28, 2016 at 7 p.m.  



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