Homestead National Monument Events and Programs

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  • Historic

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  • Haunted

  • Holiday Parties

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Wildlife

  • Hiking

  • Art

  • Nature

About This Trip

Honoring One Room Schools!
Admission to all events, exhibits and displays – free!

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 and Welcome Home: Artistic Quilts of One Room Schools
July-November: Black Homesteaders of DeWitty, Nebraska
November 23 – December 31: Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures

FEBRUARY
3 & 4 Sat-Sun 2:00 p.m. Film Festival: Last of the One Room Schools 3&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 by Dr. William Hunt and Artes Johnson

MARCH
4 Sunday 2:00 p.m. Impact of the Spanish Flu on Rural Nebraska by Kristin Watkins, University of Colorado
18 Sunday 2:00 p.m. Homesteading the Plains: Toward a New History by Dr. Rick Edwards, Rebecca Wingo, and Jacob Friefeld
19 Monday 2:00 p.m. Celebrating the Creation of Homestead National Monument
22 & 23 Thu-Fri 9-3:00 Heartland Storytelling Festival
30-31 Fri-Sat Junior Ranger Weekend
31 Saturday 1-5 p.m. Egg Painting Demonstration by Norma Hyman

APRIL
1 Sunday Junior Ranger Weekend
8 Sunday 2:00 p.m. Spanish Flu Pandemic program and booksigning by Nancy Bristow
21-29 Sat-Sun National Park Week
29 Sunday Who Was Willa Cather?: Newly Released Letters of Willa Cather by Andrew Jewell

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 1:00 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

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