GRAND ISLAND, STUHR MUSEUM – 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 Friday, July 4th.
Whether you want a sunny summer afternoon picnic with the family, a stirring remembrance ceremony honoring the sacrifices of our military or an exciting, 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 pay tribute to our country.
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 that has not taken place at the museum since 2007
●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 inspirational, patriotic speeches taken from past GAR ceremonies
●Games on the green such as sack races, three-legged races and more
●Pie eating contests for children and adults
●The summer exhibit “Gears of the Land” in the Farm Machinery Building
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.