“Solomon Butcher: Frontier Photographer”

“Solomon Butcher: Frontier Photographer”

See “Solomon Butcher: Frontier Photographer” at the Homestead National Monument of America’s Education Center on Saturday and Sunday, February 2 & 3, 2013 at 2 p.m.  This is the fourth film in the 2013 “Year of the Homesteader Film Festival”series.  This film tells the story of Nebraska homesteader Solomon Butcher, who created an extensive photographic record of the settlement in the American West.

All films in this festival feature stories of homesteading families. There is no cost or tickets needed to attend, so bring the whole family and popcorn to share! The remaining Year of the Homesteader Film Festival is scheduled as follows:

Sun River Homestead (NR):                         Saturday and Sunday, February 9 & 10, 2013

Keepers of the Land (NR):                           Saturday and Sunday, February 16 & 17, 2013

A Pioneer Family in Alaska (NR):               Saturday and Sunday, February 23 & 24, 2013

“The remarkable number of movies about homesteading shows how this part of our heritage has now become our collective folklore,” stated Mark Engler, Superintendent of Homestead National Monument of America.

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2013.  Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit http://www.nps.gov/home

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