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  • Homestead National Monument of America

    Black Homesteaders of DeWitty, Nebraska Exhibit

    • Location: Homestead Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 18, 2018

    Everyday from 07/01/2018 to 11/30/2018

    Special display in the Homestead Education Center during the months of July-November.

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  • Homestead National Monument of America

    Labor Day Weekend Events

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Homestead Education Center
    • Fees: FREE
    Saturday, September 1, 2018

    Try your hand at candle dipping, butter churning, making cornhusk dolls and button toys. Learn about painting, quilting, Dutch oven cooking and washing clothes by hand. See a collection of cool old cars, and join in a good-old fashioned spelling bee!

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  • Homestead National Monument of America

    U.S. Immigration Naturalization Ceremony

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Homestead Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, September 17, 2018

    New citizens will take their Oath of Allegiance to the United States at the ceremony, which will take place at 2 p.m. in the Education Center's courtyard. The public is invited to attend this important and moving ceremony.

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Volunteers at Homestead National Monument
Volunteers at Homestead NM

Homestead NM

Volunteers help with many special events. If you are interested in being a volunteer please contact Park Ranger Susan Cook at 402-223-3514.
 

Special Exhibitions at the Education Center
January-March: One Room Country School Photographs by Gloria Hawkins
April: National Park Service Quilt Exhibit
June: One Room Country School Photographs by Gloria Hawkins
July-November: Black Homesteaders of DeWitty, Nebraska
November 23 – December 31: Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures

JANUARY

6 Saturday 2:00 p.m. Remembering the Children’s Blizzard of 1888
7 Sunday 2:00 p.m. Workshop on Blizzard of 1888 –
13 & 14 Sat-Sun 2:00 p.m. Film Festival: Days of the One Room Schoolhouse
27 & 28 Sat-Sun 2:00 p.m. Film Festival: One Room – One Nation


FEBRUARY

3 & 4 Sat-Sun 2:00 p.m. Film Festival: Last of the One Room Schools Parts 1-4

10 & 11 Sat-Sun 2:00 p.m. Film Festival: The Lord is Not On Trial Here Today

17 & 18 Sat-Sun 2:00 p.m. Film Festival: Little House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura

Ingalls Wilder

24 & 25 Sat-Sun 2:00 p.m. Film Festival: Frontier University Dreams

25 Sunday 1:00 p.m. African American Homesteaders of DeWitty, NE - Dr. William Hunt and Artes Johnson


MARCH

4 Sunday 2:00 p.m. Women’s History Month Program

18 Sunday 2:00 p.m. Homesteading the Plains: Toward a New History presentation and book signing by Dr. Rick Edwards

19 Monday 2:00 p.m. Celebrating the Creation of Homestead National Monument

22 & 23 Thu-Fri 9-2:30 Heartland Storytelling Festival

30-31 Fri-Sat Junior Ranger Weekend

APRIL

1 Sunday Junior Ranger Weekend

21-29 Sat-Sun National Park Week

MAY

4 & 5 Fri-Sat 8:00 a.m. Birds & Bagels

19 Saturday 7:00 a.m. Homestead Critter Count - BioBlitz

26 Saturday 10:00 a.m. Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival – Free Workshop

26 Saturday 12:00 p.m. Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival – Competition – 20th Anniversary

JUNE

1 & 2 Fri-Sat 8:00 a.m. Birds & Bagels

14 Thursday 2:00 p.m. U.S. Immigration Naturalization Ceremony - U.S. Flag Day

17 Sunday 2:00 p.m. Celebrating One Room Schools

22-24 Fri-Sun Homestead Days – Music, living history, farming demonstrations,

children’s festival, Civil War Encampment

JULY

4 Wednesday 7:00 p.m. July 4th Heritage Campfire Program

7 Saturday 10:00 a.m. Kids in Parks Program / History Detective

7 Saturday 7:00 p.m. Heritage Campfire Program

14 Saturday 10:00 a.m. Kids in Parks Program / History Detective

14 Saturday 7:00 p.m. Heritage Campfire Program

21 Saturday 10:00 a.m. Kids in Parks Program / History Detective

21 Saturday 7:00 p.m. Heritage Campfire Program

28 Saturday 10:00 a.m. Kids in Parks Program /History Detective

28 Saturday 7:00 p.m. Heritage Campfire Program

AUGUST

4 Saturday 10:00 a.m. Kids in Parks Program / History Detective

4 Saturday 7:00 p.m. Heritage Campfire Program

11 Saturday 7:00 p.m. Heritage Campfire Program

SEPTEMBER

1-3 Sat-Mon Labor Day Weekend Events

1 Saturday 10-4 Living History Activities

2 Sunday 10:00 a.m. Cars of the Homestead Era 1900-1980’s Car Show

3 Monday 10:00 a.m. 9th Annual Old Fashioned Spelling Bee at the Freeman School

17 Monday 2:00 p.m. U.S. Immigration Naturalization Ceremony – Constitution Day
29 Saturday 9:30 a.m. Public Lands Day Volunteer Project

OCTOBER

6 Saturday 9:30 a.m. Prairie Work Day - A Prairie Appreciation Week Event

7 Sunday 2:00 p.m. 6th Annual Homestead Hedge Apple Festival

14 Sunday 2:00 p.m. Family History Month - Special Speaker

27 Saturday 6:00 p.m. Howling Homestead

NOVEMBER

4 Sunday 2:00 p.m. American Indian Heritage Month Program - Special Speaker

23-25 Fri – Sun Junior Ranger Weekend

25 Sunday 2:00 p.m. Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures - Special Speaker

DECEMBER

2 Sunday 2:00 p.m. Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures - Special Speaker

9 Sunday 2:00 p.m. Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures - Special Speaker

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

8523 West State Highway 4
Beatrice , NE 68310

Phone:

(402) 223-3514

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