Two New Exhibits Explore Nebraska at Stuhr Museum

GRAND ISLAND, STUHR MUSEUM – The landscape, ecology and beauty of Nebraska are the subject of two new exhibits, currently on display in the Stuhr Building. The “Great Plains Poster Series” and Peter Hiller’s “American Horizons” and “The Sights and Words of the Sandhills” are on display today through February 7.

The Great Plains Ecotourism Coalition created the “Great Plains Poster Series” to launch the coalition last year. The posters deal with many aspects of Nebraska’s wildlife and ecology in a visually striking style. The posters traveled the state in 2015 and were on display at the Nebraska State Museum (Morrill Hall), the Durham Museum in Omaha, Neb., and the Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering, Neb. They are currently on display on the first floor of the Stuhr Building.

Peter Hiller’s “American Horizons” and “The Sights and Sounds of the Sandhills” deal with images of Nebraska. “American Horizons” captures the beauty of Nebraska’s big skies while “Sandhills” focuses more on images that you would find off the beaten path. Hiller says of the inspiration for the exhibits:

“What eagerly brings a person from the western edge of the continent to the middle of Nebraska? It is the same love of the horizon discovered in the deserts of northern Africa as a teenager and the same love of the Pacific Ocean with its ever-present pull to the western most horizon that makes living near the ocean home. Open spaces have proven to provide a restfulness for this traveler not found in any other type of topography. Consequently every opportunity to seek out the next expanse is eagerly sought after.”

The exhibits are on display 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and Noon – 5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children and free for Stuhr Museum members. For more information contact the museum at (308) 385-5316 or log onto www.stuhrmuseum.org.