GRAND ISLAND, STUHR MUSEUM — Stuhr Museum is giving kids a taste of school life in the 1890s, complete with lessons, etiquette and recess! “Back to School in Railroad Town” runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 8 and Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 9 and gives visitors a chance to interact and play in the one room Peters School in the museum’s 1890’s Railroad Town.
During this annual event, students of all ages can test their skills at Peter’s School with 1890’s school placement tests, authentic hands-on activities, games and more. Young students can tour the one-room school and the rest of Railroad Town, go to “recess” with games such as hoops and sticks, stilt walking and others, and enjoy other aspects of 1890’s student life. Students can create a project or take historic placement tests in reading, spelling, geography, math, science or writing.
Adults can also take quite a bit from this fun weekend dedicated to education by visiting Railroad Town and experiencing first-hand how relationships between children and school differed in Hall County’s past. The Stuhr Building is also open and features two exhibits, “Peggie Hartwell: Voice on Cloth” and “The Museum’s Largest Artifact: The Stuhr Building.”
Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $8 for children age 6 – 12. Children under 5 years of age and Stuhr Museum members are admitted free. For more information, call (308) 385-5316 or log onto www.stuhrmuseum.org. It’s a great way to spend the last weekend before school starts.