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New Homestead Act exhibit at Stuhr Museum
The four pieces of paper that made up the Homestead Act and changed the course of the United State forever is the subject of a new traveling exhibit at the Stuhr Museum in Grand Island.
The 150th Anniversary of the Homestead act of 1862, is a traveling exhibit and will be on display through the end of September.
The exhibit features banners that tell the story of the Homestead Act as well as dry plate tin type art pieces.
"This is neat because it goes a little bit further back than we normally go in Nebraska history," said Mike Bockoven with the Stuhr Museum. "It's a crucial back story that is a big part of why we ended up the way we are."
The exhibit is located in Lacy Hall.
The Homestead Act of 1862 was one of the most significant and enduring events in the westward expansion of the United States.
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