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Homestead NM

Volunteers help with many special events. If you are interested in being a volunteer please contact Park Ranger Charlotte McDaniel at 402-223-3514.
 
2019 Schedule of Events

Special Exhibitions at the Education Center

January-March: Empire, Wyoming African-American Homesteading Community
January-May – Promontory Point Exhibit
April-June: “Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry”
July-November: “Smoke Over Oklahoma: The Railroad Photographs of Preston George”
September-December “Patchwork of the Prairie” Homesteader Quilts (auditorium)
November 23 – December 31: Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures

JANUARY

5 & 6 Sat-Sun 2:00 p.m. Film Festival: Hidden Figures
12 & 13 Sat-Sun 2:00 p.m. Film Festival: The West: The Grandest Enterprise Under God
19 & 20 Sat-Sun 2:00 p.m. Film Festival: In the Shadow of the Moon
26 & 27 Sat-Sun 2:00 p.m. Film Festival: End of the Track
27 Sun 3:00 p.m. The Story of Empire, Wyoming: Jason Vican & Christopher Wilkenson
National Historical Trails Interpretive Center, Casper, Wyoming

FEBRUARY

2 & 3 Sat-Sun 2:00 p.m. Film Festival: The Martian
9 & 10 Sat-Sun 2:00 p.m. Film Festival: The Railroads that Tamed the West
17 Sun 2:00 p.m. Panel: New Research African American Homesteaders of DeWitty
Jake Friefeld, Dr. Rick Edwards, Angela Bates, Artes Johnson

MARCH

3 Sun 2:00 p.m. Film: My Antonia
31 Sun 2:00 p.m. Film: Willa Cather: The Road Is All

APRIL

14 Sun 2:00 p.m. Brian Cannon, Author “Reopening the Frontier: Homesteading in the
Modern West”
19-20 Fri-Sun 10 – 4 p.m. Junior Ranger Weekend
20 Sat 7-3 p.m. American Spring LIVE!!! Bioblitz
20-28 Sat-Sun 2:00 p.m. National Park Week
29-30 Sun-Mon 10-3 p.m. Archeological Dig by Midwest Archeological Center

MAY

1-10 10-3 p.m. Archeological Dig by Midwest Archeological Center
3 & 4 Fri-Sat 7:00 a.m. Birds & Bagels
25 Sat 10:00 a.m. Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival – Free Workshop
25 Sat 12:00 p.m. Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival – Competition
30 Thurs 7:00 p.m. Musical Quilters Play – In Partnership with Area Arts Groups

JUNE

2 Sun 2:00 p.m. Musical Quilters Play – In Partnership with Area Arts Groups
14 Fri 2:00 p.m. U.S. Immigration Naturalization Ceremony - U.S. Flag Day
21-23 Fri-Sun 10-5 p.m. Homestead Days – Music and dance of many cultures. See different
presentation each day

JULY

4 Thurs 7:00 p.m. July 4th Heritage Campfire Program
12-13 Fri-Sat All Day Land and Geological Symposium in Partnership and held at SCC
Registration and fee required
13 Sat 10:00 a.m. Kids in Parks Program
13 Sat 7:00 p.m. Heritage Campfire Program
20 Sat 10:00 a.m. Kids in Parks Program
20 Sat 7:00 p.m. Heritage Campfire Program
27 Sat 10:00 a.m. Kids in Parks Program
27 Sat 7:00 p.m. Heritage Campfire Program

AUGUST

3 Sat 10:00 a.m. Kids in Parks Program
3 Sat 7:00 p.m. Heritage Campfire Program
10 Sat 10:00 a.m. Kids in Parks Program
10 Sat 7:00 p.m. Heritage Campfire Program
31 Sat 10-4 p.m. Living History Extravaganza Weekend-Labor Day

SEPTEMBER

1 Sun 10:00 a.m. Cars of the Homestead Era 1900-1980’s Car Show
2 Mon 10:00 a.m. 10th Annual Old Fashioned Spelling Bee at the Freeman School
17 Tues 2:00 p.m. U.S. Immigration Naturalization Ceremony – Constitution Day

28 Sat 9:30 a.m. Public Lands Day Volunteer Project

OCTOBER

6 Sun 2:00 p.m. Judge Paul Korslund - Court Case of Daniel Freeman vs. John
Scheve, et. al
12 Sat 9:30 a.m. Prairie Volunteer Work Day (seed collection)
13 Sun 2:00 p.m. Family History Month - Special Speaker
26 Sat 6:00 p.m. Howling Homestead

NOVEMBER

10 Sun 2:00 p.m. American Indian Heritage Month Program - Special Speaker
29-30 Fri – Sun 10-4 p.m. Junior Ranger Weekend
29 Sun 10-4 p.m. Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures Kicks Off

DECEMBER

1 Sun 2:00 p.m. Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures – Cultural Cooking Lessons
8 Sun 2:00 p.m. Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures – Cultural Cooking Lessons
15 Sun 2:00 p.m. Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures – Cultural Cooking Lessons

Last updated: December 4, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

8523 West State Highway 4
Beatrice , NE 68310

Phone:

(402) 223-3514

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