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Make a Tintype Photograph with Homestead Artist-in-Residence Jason Jilg

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Homestead National Monument of America is offering a select number of visitors the chance to make a tintype photograph with noted photographer and Artist-in-Residence Jason Jilg.

The last 2011 Artist-in-Residence at the national monument located in Beatrice, Neb., Jilg's passion and talent for photography will be showcased during his residency, from Sunday, Oct. 16 through Sunday, Oct. 30.

jason_jilgJilg is a professional photographer who has won over 16 international, national and regional awards, including a Silver Award from Black and White Magazine.

During his residency, he aims to "explore the human aspect of the Homestead Act as it relates to the cultural and environmental changes this Act brought to the Great Plains."

Jilg will host a two-part photography workshop at the Education Center on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 at 2 p.m. Participants will produce historic tintype photos, much like what was used during America's early homesteading period.

Workshop space is limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration is required by Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. To register, call Park Guide Allison Alley at (402) 223-1719.

Homestead National Monument of America was created on March 16, 1936 by Congress and signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The President declared the Homestead National Monument of America "as an appropriate monument to retain for posterity a proper memorial emblematical of the hardships and the pioneer life through which the early settlers passed in the settlement, cultivation and civilization of the Great West." The Homestead National Monument includes Daniel and Agnes Freeman's original Homestead Act land claim.

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

 
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