Event Details

The Homestead Act: America’s Invitation to the World
Dates: 02/12/2014
Time:  1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Location:  Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, Yates Auditorium
Summary: Filmed for C-Span's American History TV series
Fees: Free

In addition to being a land law, the Homestead Act of 1862 was the first comprehensive accommodating immigration law encouraging people to come to the United States while providing the necessary requirements for citizenship. National Park Service Historian Blake Bell will discuss how the Act bolstered a stagnant population and built an agricultural nation through immigration.


Special Assistance – For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program. Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible. 

LOCATION - The Yates Auditorium is located inside the C Street entrance of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building.

Contact: Diana Ziegler
Email: Diana_Ziegler@ios.doi.gov
Phone: 202-208-4743
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