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Book discussion to be held at Homestead

September 18, 2018

Homestead National Monument of America will be hosting the Beatrice Public Library book discussion at the Homestead Education Center on Thursday, Sept. 27. The discussion will be on Bess Streeter Aldrich’s “The Man Who Caught the Weather and Other Stories,” and will begin promptly at 7 p.m.

The book features short stories by Bess Streeter Aldrich, an American author who frequently set her work on the Plains, and in Nebraska in particular. She is perhaps best known for her novel, “A Lantern in Her Hand.”

“Bess Streeter Aldrich highlights the homesteader experience in her writing, frequently showcasing the challenges and the everyday struggle farmers faced during the height of homesteading in Nebraska,” stated Homestead National Monument of America Superintendent Mark Engler. “We’re excited to welcome the Library back for another book discussion at the park.”

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit http://www.nps.gov/home.

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