The National Park Service's Homestead National Monument is seeking people who participated in the Homestead Act of 1862 or are descendents of people who received land through the Homestead Law that have a strong connection to one of the 30 Homestead States.
A May 20 national commemoration event and a Homestead Day parade on June 16 are planned at the southeast Nebraska monument. The volunteer must carry the flag for a mile and a half. A different volunteer may be chosen for each event.
For information on participating in the events, visit the national monument’s website at www.nps.gov/home.
Here are the 30 Homestead States shown in yellow:
If you enjoyed this article, Tweet it, share it on Facebook or on your preferred social network. Republishing of this article in newsletters, blogs, and elsewhere is allowed and encouraged. Details may be found at http://goo.gl/hoHH1.
Of course, if you haven’t done so already, you should join my email newsletter mailing list to stay current on my latest articles and announcements. You can also cancel at any time within seconds. I promise to never, ever send you any unrequested e-mail, other than newsletter updates.