Rep. Smith introduces bill to reclassify Homestead as National Historical Park
U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith introduced a bill this week that would reclassify Homestead National Monument of America as Homestead National Historical Park.
Smith, who represents Nebraska’s third congressional district, introduced H.R. 7033, which would reclassify the Gage County park’s name.
“The purpose of this bill is to ensure the cultural and historical value of this site is properly recognized in order to maximize its benefits to education, tourism, and economic development,” said Smith in a Thursday press release.
Homestead National Monument, which sits 5 miles west of Beatrice, was established in 1936 to commemorate the Homestead Act of 1862.
National Historical Parks are designated areas recognized for their historical significance.