Join in the fun June 19-21 at Homestead Days 2015 at Homestead National Monument of America. See performances and demonstrations of traditional arts and crafts, antique farming equipment, and even sheep herding! For details and the full schedule of Homestead Days events, visit nps.gov/home.

Hear concerts by Kusi Taki, the String Beans, Homestead Harmonizers, Paddywhack, the Ponies, and Brad Husak Polka Band. The lineup also features the Wilber Senior Czech Dancers and a “Century of Fashion Show” from Yesterday’s Lady. Performances will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday and 12-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Bring the kids to the Children’s Festival with old time games, prizes, and music, Saturday and Sunday from 12-4 p.m. at the Heritage Center. It’s all fun and games!

Craft demonstrators will share their skills each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. These activities were a necessity of life for the homesteaders, but today we consider them arts and crafts. See demonstrations such as bucket-making, dutch oven cooking, wood carving, blacksmithing, and rope making. Watch and learn quilting, knitting, tatting, sewing, and wool spinning. See antique farming equipment in action on the prairie. Most of these demonstrations will take place at the Education Center, but activities will be offered throughout the park.

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2015. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), Facebook (HomesteadNM), and Instagram (HomesteadNPS).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.  Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit http://www.nps.gov/home/.

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