Monday, January 10, 2011

160 Acres 160 Dollars Particpants Appreciation

The Friends of Homestead National Monument appreciate the generous gifts of the 2010 Participants of the “160 Acres-160 Dollars program.” Each gift of $160 or more is used to support activities that told the homesteading story. The Participants gifts are commemorated on the Levels of Giving Recognition Board at the entrance of the Homestead National Monument Heritage Center. These recognition plaques can be viewed at 8523 West State Highway 4, Beatrice, NE.

An appreciation dinner was held October 9, 2010 at the destination restaurant The Black Crow, Beatrice, Nebraska. The program Maria Rodaway: Prairie Pioneer, by Karen Wyatt Drevo, celebrated the Homestead experience.

2010 Homestead Innovation Congress Donors

Dr. Donald and Diane Weldon
Mr. and Mrs. John Bauer
Dr. Wayne and Janice Price
Calvin and Bonnie Prebyl
Denise Elmer and Dennis Witthoft
Dr. Harold and Elizabeth Thaut
Eugene and Martha Feit
Thomas and Eileen Shirk
Dan and Dr. Sandra Parks
Rick and Michele Blum
James Stanosheck
Charles and Laureen Riedesel
William Noll
Toro Exmark Mfg Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Wallman
Ross and Anita Bauman
Sue Bruns
Bernadette Korslund
William W. Cook, Jr.
Mark and Barbara Engler
Robert and Rhonda Eddy
C.T. and Julia Frerichs
Marion and Joyce Frantz
Janice Buhr

The Homestead Innovation Congress is a group within the Friends of Homestead organization that is dedicated to increasing communications and awareness of Homestead National Monument of America. All gifts of $160 or more will be known as Homestead Innovation Congress Participants. A 2011 recognition dinner is being planned for those participating. The sponsor gift for the Homestead Innovation Congress is $160 per single (couple). Please make checks payable to the "Homestead Congress" and mail to: Friends of Homestead 8523 West State Highway 4, Beatrice, NE.

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

Homestead National Monument to be Featured on US Quarter in 2015