Back to School in Railroad Town

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 RailroadTown” runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 9 and Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 10 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 and much loved 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. Certificates of merit will be given to students who 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. Our summer exhibit “Gears of the Land” is also available for viewing in the Farm Machinery 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