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Film festival coming to Homestead National Monument

February 6, 2019

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. This amazing transportation development shortened a cross country trip from months to mere days. Transcontinental Railroad: The Railroads that Tamed the West, explores this undertaking initiated by Abraham Lincoln soon after the signing of the Homestead Act. The documentary touches on the innovations and dangers that accompanied this feat, as well as the complications and benefits faced by travelers and employees once the railroad was operational. This film will screen Saturday, Feb. 9, and Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Education Center at Homestead National Monument of America.

Join us for the “Innovation: Transportation During the Homestead Era Film Festival,” Saturdays and Sundays in January, February, and early March at 2:00 p.m., in the Homestead National Monument of America Education Center. This year features films that explore the Transcontinental Railroad and the Apollo Space program:

2 p.m. Saturday/Sunday Feb. 9-10 The Railroad that Tamed the West.

2 p.m. Saturday/Sunday Feb. 16-17 Hidden Figures (PG).

2 p.m. Saturday/Sunday Feb. 23-24 The West: The Grandest Empire Under God.

2 p.m. Saturday/Sunday March 2-3 In the Shadow of the Moon.

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