Nothing shaped the state of Nebraska we know and love like the Railroad and Stuhr Museum's summer exhibit "Tracks Through Hall County" tackles the subject with artifacts, models, photos and more. The exhibit will be in the Stuhr Building and runs from May 14 - August 28.
In exploring the Railroad's impact on the geography, economics and culture of early Nebraska, Stuhr will focus on the Union Pacific Railroad, which was the largest business of its kind in the area. This exhibit will tell the story of why the railroad was so important in Nebraska townbuilding, what traveled along the early tracks and how some aspects of the industry changes but others are remarkably simliar to this day.
Artifacts on display include early ticketing machines, banners, tools used on the railroad, large scale model train cars and more, all from Stuhr's collection. The second floor of the Stuhr Building includes dozens of photographs showing how the Railroad was integrated into life in early Hall County and range from the light hearted to the awe inspiring.
The exhibit will change the way you look at Nebraska and is not to be missed this summer.
The show is sponsored by Union Pacfic and the Charles Synder Family, and is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mondays - Saturdays and Noon - 5 p.m. on Sundays. Regular admission fees apply which are $8 for adults, $6 for children and free for Stuhr Museum members. For more information contact the museum at (308) 385-5316.