GRAND ISLAND, STUHR MUSEUM – The biggest summer in Stuhr Museum’s history kicks off this Saturday, May 9th with two great events for the entire family.
Everyone is invited to “Hall County Appreciation Day,” from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday. As a special “thank you” for Hall County’s continued support the museum is throwing open our gates and letting everyone in free of charge. During the day you can:
●Visit the 1890′s Railroad Town, our Living History community, where costumed interpreters live, work and play as if it’s 1895. From the blacksmith shop to the Mercantile to any of Railroad Town’s historic homes, you can go into the buildings, visit with the interpreters and learn about 1890’s life first hand.
●Check out the Farm Machinery Building featuring dozens of tractors, automobiles, planting machines and steam engines. Also visit the Fonner Rotunda, the Prairie Treasures Gift Shop, and many other locations. The Stuhr Building is not open at this time, but will open to the public on July 19th.
●Stroll through the Hornady Family Arbor where there will be free popcorn from The Grand Theater.
After the gates close at 5 p.m., Stuhr will re-set for a great evening event featuring outdoor movie for the entire family. The “Stuhr Under the Stars” event begins at 7:30 with historic games such as croquet and horse shoes in Railroad Town. Once the sun goes down, we will show "The Lego Movie," the popular film from last year featuring the song “Everything is Awesome”. Popcorn and other goodies will be available for purchase. Gates open at 7 and admission to “Stuhr Under the Stars” is $8 for adults and $6 for children. Members are admitted free. Please bring your own lawn chair. For more information on these two great events, call (308) 385-5316 or log onto www.stuhrmuseum.org.