GRAND ISLAND, STUHR MUSEUM – The houses are clean, the gardens are planted and Stuhr Museum is ready to kick off one of the biggest summers in our history with the opening of Railroad Town and other outdoor exhibits on Friday, May 1.
This year in Railroad Town is going to be something special. The town will be staffed with Living History interpreters who will be in the homes and businesses of our town, going about their business but never too busy to stop and talk about the town and their time. There is much to explore in Railroad Town, but for those wanting to plan your day at Stuhr Museum a little more, every day will include hands-on activities for children and adults to take part in that help paint a vivid picture of life during the pioneer era.
Here’s a sample of daily activities you can enjoy in Railroad Town:
-Write a letter at the Post Office to a townsperson. If you include your address, you may get a letter back
-Walk on stilts or play Hoops and Sticks and other games at the Peters School
-Quilt in the Lesher House
-Play in the Yellow Playhouse behind the Milisen House
-Buy a newspaper and read Railroad Town news and actual stories from 1895.
Special activities occur on other days as well, including playing Croquet or Graces and helping out at a trade or in a home. Be sure to ask one of the residents in town if you can help by running an errand or help with some work around their place or log onto www.stuhrmuseum.org for a list of activities.
Railroad Town is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and Noon – 5 p.m. on Sundays through Labor Day. For more information, please call (308) 385-5316 or log onto www.stuhrmuseum.org.