Back To School in Railroad Town Returns

Stuhr Museum is giving kids a taste of school life in the 1897, complete with lessons in reading, math, art, etiquette and recess!

"Back to School in Railroad Town runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 12 and Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 13 and gives visitors a chance to interact and play in the one room Peters School, (formerly District 80) in the museum’s Railroad Town.

During this annual event, students of all ages can be tested in several subjects for grade placement, enjoy hands-on activities and earn a "Reward of Merit. " Students of all ages can savor the atmosphere of a one-room school house along with the rest of Railroad Town, go to “recess” and play games such as hoops and sticks, walk on stilts and jump rope. Students will also learn about food that would make up a 19th century student's lunch and how they might bring it to school.

Adults will also enjoy this fun weekend dedicated to education, and experiencing first-hand how relationships between children and school differed in Hall County’s past. The Stuhr Building is also open and features the "Painting The Legacy of Nebraska" exhibit by Todd Williams, which is a "must see".

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.