Labor Day Weekend 2014

Join us Labor Day Weekend for concerts, living history demonstrations, art workshops, and featured Tuskegee Airmen traveling exhibit. These exciting events are fun for all ages, so bring the entire family and enjoy the weekend. View the schedule here and more detail below.

Candle Dipping

Saturday, August 30
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Tuskegee Airmen Traveling Exhibit
10 a.m.: Native American - Irish Concert by Michael Murphy
10 am.. - 4 p.m.: Living History Demonstrations
- Including Flute Decorating Workshop with Michael Murphy

Sunday, August 31
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Tuskegee Airmen Traveling Exhibit
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Living History Demonstrations
2 p.m.: Plein Air Outdoor Painting Workshop with Artist-in-Residence - Bring paint & paper

Monday, September 1
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Tuskegee Airmen Traveling Exhibit
10 a.m.: Old Fashioned Spelling Bee at the Freeman School
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Living History Demonstrations
2 p.m.: Toasted Ponies Bluegrass Band

Red Tail traveling exhibit

Tuskegee Airmen Traveling Exhibit
Homestead National Monument of America is proud to present the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit, from the Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron. Learn the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, America's first black military pilots and their support personnel who fought discrimination and prejudice in order to serve their country during World War II.

This one-of-a-kind exhibit, in a climate controlled movie theater with a 180-degree screen provides a multi-media experience you will not forget. The film aims to inspire youth and preserve the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, whose courage and determination to overcome obstacles continues to impact us 60 years later. Showings are 30 minutes long and located at the Heritage Center. This event is made possible by the generous support of the Hevelone Foundation.

Labor Day

Living History and Art Demonstrations
Experience living history and art demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. See pioneer-style clothes washing, quilting, painting, candle dipping, corn shucking, and butter churning. Even make a button toy and cornhusk doll!

"Plein Air" Outdoor Painting Workshop
Homestead is happy to welcome Rachel Forrest as our next Artist-in-Residence. Influenced by painters like Paul Cezanne in France and her grandmother in Oklahoma, she focuses on using oil paint to render landscapes as an expression of nature. Join Forrest for a workshop at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 31. Bring your own paper or canvas, paint (or a pencil if you'd prefer), and brushes (we'll have a few available for those who need them). Learn some painting technique and enjoy creating art in the outdoors.

Old-Fashioned Spelling Bee
Participate in an Old-Fashioned Spelling Bee at the Freeman School at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 1. Open to all ages and abilities. No registration is required. There will be trophies awarded to winners and special recognition for the oldest and youngest speller! This is a partnership between the Beatrice Daily Sun and Homestead National Monument of America.

Labor Day concerts

Special Concerts
Enjoy two concerts of talented musicians on stage at the Education Center. Hear Michael Murphy share Native American and Irish music at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 30 at the Education Center. He will also hold flute decorating workshops from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Then on Monday at 2 p.m., listen to the Toasted Ponies Bluegrass Band play bluegrass favorietes along with a fun mix of Cajun, Western Swing, Gospel, and Celtic tunes.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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