Kick off your summer with Campfire Programs at Homestead National Monument of America
Presenters and music are highlighted on stage during Homestead’s Summer Campfire Programs, July 4, 12, 19, 26, and August 2, 9, 2014, at Homestead National Monument of America’s Education Center. Performances take place at 7 p.m. In addition, a Star Party will take place on Friday, July 18, 8:30-11:00 p.m. at the Heritage Center. Below is the schedule.
Friday, July 4 7:00 p.m. –speaker, historian Blake Bell, “Prairie Traditions and Celebrations of the 4th of July” 7:30 p.m. –music, Park Guide Molly Watters, “Patriotic Music”
Saturday, July 12 7:00 p.m. – speaker, Phyllis Stone “Lifestyles of Lakota Women” 7:30 p.m. – music, Jerome Kills Small “Songs, Dances, and Games of the Lakota”
Friday, July 18 8:30-9:30 – Night Hike on the Prairie with Park Guide Molly Watters – meet at the Heritage Center 9:30-11:00 p.m. – Star Party at Heritage Center parking lot with the Prairie Astronomy Club
Saturday, July 19 7:00 p.m. – speaker, Park Guide Molly Watters “Why the Locust Swarmed” 7:30 p.m. – music, John Bstanding
Saturday, July 26 7:00 p.m. – speaker and music, Pat Boilesen “Sing me a Story”
Saturday, August 2 7:00 p.m. – speaker, Dr. Douglas Golick “Bees in nature” 7:30 p.m. – prairie walk with a park ranger
Saturday, August 9 7:00 p.m. – speaker and music, Chris Sayre “Nebraska’s Musical Smorgasbord” Humanities Nebraska (HN) provides major funding for this program. HN receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and private donations. Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2014. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), and 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/. EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICATM The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.