Before the night is lit by the rocket’s red glare, a great 4th of July starts at Stuhr Museum. Our “1890′s Independence Day Celebration” runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday, July 4th.
Whether you want a sunny summer afternoon picnic with the family, a rousing patriotic program or a heart-racing afternoon of games and pie eating contests, the “1890′s Independence Day Celebration” is the perfect way to start an action-packed 4th of July. This event is traditionally one of the biggest at Stuhr Museum and with good reason as the day is ripe with opportunities to enjoy the summer, learn about our State’s history and celebrate our national birthday.
Activities scheduled for the day include:
●A German Language Church Service at 10 a.m. at the museum’s Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, put on by the Hall County Historical Society
●An anvil firing at noon by Railroad Town’s Blacksmith Randy Dack
●A parade down Railroad Town’s Front Street that visitors are invited to take part in, beginning at 2 p.m.
●Live patriotic music by Railroad Town’s own Silver Cornet Band
●A program of patriotic speeches, readings and music taken from 19th century sources
●Races on the green such as sack races, three-legged races and more
●Pie eating contests for children and adults
●Specialty food at the Silver Dollar including pulled pork sandwiches and historic sodas
In addition, the Stuhr Building will be open and the summer exhibit "Tracks Through Hall County" will be on display. The exhibit uses photographs, artifacts and more to tell the story of the Railroad in early Nebraska life with a special emphasis on the Union Pacific.
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for children and free for Stuhr Museum and Hastings Museum members. Join us for a great start to your 4th of July! Call (308) 385-5316 for more information.