Friday, June 18, 2010

Friends Support Homestead Changes

The Friends of Homestead National Monument support the following bills introduced by Representative Jeff Fortenberry:

  • H.R.112  Introduced 1/6/2009                                        . -                                            
Title: Homestead National Monument of America Boundary Expansion Act - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire by donation or by purchase with donated or appropriated funds, from willing sellers only, the approximately 140 acres located south of the Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska and owned by the Friends of Homestead and the approximately 160 acres known as the "Graff Parcel." Instructs the Secretary to revise the boundary of Homestead National Monument to reflect the acquisition upon its completion. Requires any lands acquired under this Act to be administered by the Secretary as part of Homestead National Monument.

Latest Major Action: 2/4/2009 - Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands.

  • H.R.5463 Introduced 5/28/2010         

Title: To rename the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, Nebraska, as the Homestead National Historical Park.
Latest Major Action: 6/7/2010 - Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands.

Contact Rep Fortenberry to express your support:
 
Washington, DC Office
Jeff Fortenberry 1535 Longworth HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4806
Fax: (202) 225-5686 Lincoln Office

Lincoln Office
Jeff Fortenberry 301 South 13th Street, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 438-1598 1-866-725-5255
Fax: (402) 438-1604 Norfolk Office

Norfolk Office
Jeff Fortenberry 125 S. 4th Street, Suite 101
Norfolk, NE 68701
Phone: (402) 379-2064
Media Calls: (402) 379-1984
Fax: (402) 379-2101
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Are you a descendant of Homesteaders?

If you are a descendant of Homesteaders, send you name and address along with any family histories to the Friends of Homestead. The Friends of Homestead are collecting the names and addresses of all descendants. This information should be sent to:

Friends of Homestead
8523 West State Highway 4
Beatrice, NE 68310

or email friendsofhomestead@gmail.com

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