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Snapshots

  1. Palmer-Epard Cabin, circa 1867

    Snapshot Title: Palmer-Epard Cabin, circa 1867
    Taken by: Rick Braveheart

    Image: Heritage Center - Homestead National Monument of America, Nebraska
    Image Owner: Rick Braveheart



    Description:

    Built in 1867 from mixed hardwoods, by George W. Palmer and measuring only 14x16 feet in size, this wood cabin represents a local home style that was considered luxurious.



  2. Living Wall

    Snapshot Title: Living Wall
    Taken by: Rick Braveheart

    Image: Heritage Center - Homestead National Monument of America, Nebraska
    Image Owner: Rick Braveheart



    Description:

    The Living Wall represents the more than 30 states in which federal land was offered to homesteaders.



  3. Do You Live Near a Homestead

    Snapshot Title: Do You Live Near a Homestead
    Taken by: Rick Braveheart

    Image: Heritage Center - Homestead National Monument of America, Nebraska
    Image Owner: Rick Braveheart



    Description:

    Explanation of the states in which federal land was available for homesteading.



  4. Roof design

    Snapshot Title: Roof design
    Taken by: Rick Braveheart

    Image: Heritage Center - Homestead National Monument of America, Nebraska
    Image Owner: Rick Braveheart



    Description:

    The upward curving roof was designed to resemble a plow blade used for cutting the sod used for constructing most dwellings in the area.



  5. Welcome

    Snapshot Title: Welcome
    Taken by: Rick Braveheart

    Image: Heritage Center - Homestead National Monument of America, Nebraska
    Image Owner: Rick Braveheart



    Description:

    Window sign



  6. Homestead National Monument of America

    Snapshot Title: Homestead National Monument of America
    Taken by: Rick Braveheart

    Image: Heritage Center - Homestead National Monument of America, Nebraska
    Image Owner: Rick Braveheart



    Description:

    Building sign



  7. Heritage Center

    Snapshot Title: Heritage Center
    Taken by: Rick Braveheart

    Image: Heritage Center - Homestead National Monument of America, Nebraska
    Image Owner: Rick Braveheart



    Description:

    Constructed in 2007, the Heritage Center provides exhibits and educational programs on the significance of the Homestead Act on America's westward expansion in the late-1800's and early 1900's.