BEATRICE – Government shutdown, or not….there’s been a lot to do at the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, going into the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays.
Monument Superintendent Mark Engler says the public has enjoyed seeing displays of the different holiday decorations of various ethnic groups, who helped settle the nation.
:21 “bustle, and all”
:13 “wildlife tracks”
Earlier this year, it was announced that there’s a move to rename the Homestead National Monument of America, as Homestead National Historical Park.
The group, Friends of the Homestead is seeking that change, to better describe what’s available to the public at the Homestead, four miles west of Beatrice.
:32 “that process”
During this holiday season, the Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures remains on display. Kids visiting the monument can also take an activity challenge, answering questions about prairie cultures…one way to learn more about the people who homesteaded.