March 6, 2015
You are invited to celebrate Women’s History Month at Homestead National Monument of America on March 8, 2015, at 2 p.m. with author Stephanie Grace Whitson.Ms. Whitson will be presenting “Nebraska’s Sod House Homemakers and Their Quilts” at Homestead National Monument of America’s Education Center. Following the program she will be available to sign books. Several of her titles will be available for sale at the Homestead bookstores.
Ms. Whitson has authored numerous historical fiction books, many of which take place in the Midwest during the 19th century and feature strong women struggling to find their place in the world.Her program “Nebraska’s Sod House Homemakers and Their Quilts” is based on Whitson’s research documenting quilts made and used by 19th century sod house homemakers.Reproduction quilts, historic photographs, and the women’s own words help us see inside pioneer women’s homes and better understand their lives and legacy.
“We look forward to hosting Ms. Whitson and hope you will join us in celebrating Women’s History Month.” stated 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), Facebook (HomesteadNM), 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 of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514.