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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.
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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.