Friday, December 30, 2011

Thank you to Homestead Congress Blog 2011 Contributors

The Friends of Homestead National Monument thank the readers of the Homestead Congress blog for their continued support. As of this writing there have been over 55,000 hits to our educational postings on the purpose of the Homestead Act and its many fascinating stories. Readers range from Beatrice, Nebraska, hometown of the Monument, to both the east and west coasts of the United States, as well as, every continent in the world. Without the talents, efforts, and contributions of our many volunteers and supporters the Homestead Congress blog would not be possible. Happy holidays and thank you to:

Merrith Baughman, Homestead National Monument of America

Beatrice Daily Sun

Blake Bell, Homestead National Monument of America

Jesse Bolli, Homestead National Monument of America

Brandon Clark, Southeast Community College

Jerry Davison, Friends of Homestead Volunteer

Denise Elmer, Friends of Homestead Volunteer

Gene Finke, Friends of Homestead Volunteer

Katie Graham, Southeast Community College

Parviz Jamalov, exchange student from Tajikistan, Southeast Community College

Samantha Johnson, Southeast Community College

Bernadette Korslund, Friends of Homestead Volunteer

Allison (La Duke) Alley, Homestead National Monument of America

Nancy Marie Hoppe, Friends of Homestead Volunteer

Mel Mann, 2010 Artist in Residence

Travis Maresh, Southeast Community College

Doris Martin, Homestead National Monument of America

Tina Miller, Homestead National Monument of America

Jamie Sumner, Southeast Community College

Judy Thompson, 2010 Artist in Residence

Diane Vicars, President Friends of Homestead

Brianna Weichel, Southeast Community College

Homestead Congress is a communication program for the Friends of Homestead National Monument of America. It is a 501(c)(3) educational, charitable organization recognized by the IRS to receive tax deductible gifts directed to the use of Homestead National Monument. The Homestead National Monument of America is the source of accurate information on the Homestead Act. Our authors’ contributions can be found at:


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

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