Videos and Podcasts

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Homestead Roots Deep in the South

A mini-documentary about sharing family history and the discovery of homestead roots in the South.

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Luna's Diary Video Series

Luna chronicled when her family migrated from Massachusetts to Kansas to homestead.

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Homestead Story Videos

This video series was produced by Lincoln Public Schools from footage and interviews from the park film Land of Dreams.

Homesteading America video vignettes
Homesteading America vignettes

Millions of Americans including immigrants, women, and formerly enslaved men and women would make the dream of westward expansion a reality.

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Bat Study at Homestead

Check out this fascinating study about bat life at Homestead.

Prescribed Fire at Homestead National Monument of America
Prescribed Fire at Homestead

Learn how Homestead manages the oldest restored tallgrass prairie in the National Park Service with a very important tool, fire.

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Videos de Homestead en Español

Una introducción al Parque Histórico Nacional de Homestead y historias de colonos

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Historic Tractor Saved from Wilderness

Ken Deardorff, the nation's last homesteader's, tractor was saved from the wild's of Alaska.

Cultivating Connections
Cultivating Connections

Descendants of black homesteaders tell their stories for the National Park Service website and repository.

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Classic Junior Ranger Videos

These fun videos were featured within Homestead's retired WebRanger online activities. There's much to learn from these oldies but goodies!




Historian Todd Arrington talks about Presdient Abraham Lincoln and the Homestead Act, the Oklahoma Land Rush, and George Norris' impact on the nation and the creation of Homestead National Historical Park.



Please check back as we work to bring you a new podcast series to connect you to the homesteading story and the impact of the Homestead Act of 1862.


Last updated: April 24, 2024

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