Saturday, July 23, 2011

Czech-Americans in Nebraska at Homestead National Monument

From the National Park Service:


Learn about the first mass migration of Czechs to Nebraska and other Great Plains states in the late 19th century at Homestead National Monument of America's Education Center on Saturday, August 6th, 2011 at 7 p.m. Historian Bruce Garver will explain the causes for immigration and describe the experience of dislocation and consequences of demographic changes in American towns and cities - with emphasis on the years after World War I and the more recent waves of immigration in 1948 and 1968.

Campfire programs start at 7 p.m. and last approximately 1 hour. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and insect repellant for comfort. All programs are hosted at the monument's Education Center. In case of inclement weather the programs will be held inside.

Homestead National Monument of America

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