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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

National Historic Oregon
Trail Interpretive Center

Past Exhibits

Home! Sweet Homestead!

Special Event at NHOTIC

Our exhibit on the 150th Anniversary of the Homestead Act is traveling and can be seen at the Union County Museum in Union, Oregon throughout the summer of 2013.

Discover the rich homesteading history of the West, and explore the many ways that we create and protect the places that we call home. The Homestead Act gave US Citizens the opportunity to lay claim to 160 acres of land, and provided the infrastructure for people to establish agricultural communities throughout the American West, offering new freedoms for those willing to work hard.

Learn more about the Homestead Act with the videos and timelines here.

View the interactive map of Home Sweet Homestead Stories shared by visitors to the exhibit.