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Homestead National Monument of America

150th Anniversary Of Homestead Act Will Be Celebrated With Impressive Event May 20-25

Homesteaders flooding the American heartland in the 1860s couldn't have imagined electric power, much less lasers. A May 20-25 celebration of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Homestead Act will feature a laser light show and much more at Homestead National Monument of America.

Are You an American Homesteader—or a Descendant of One?

It's the true grit stuff of legends and dreams, the inspiration for TV series and countless books: homesteaders overcoming adversity to gain free land on the American frontier. The Sesquicentennial of the Homestead Act of 1862 will be celebrated in 2012, and if you're a homesteader or a descendant of one, the staff at Homestead National Monument of America would like to hear from you.

Symposium Will Highlight Homestead Act 150th Anniversary Celebration at Homestead National Monument of America

At Nebraska's Homestead National Monument of America, the Homestead Act sesquicentennial celebration will feature a symposium examining the impacts of the Homestead Act and other important government initiatives of 1862.

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