Living History Classes Available This Fall

Stuhr Museum is proud to offer a slate of "Living History Classes" this fall, perfect for adults, children, families or anyone wanting to learn a historic trade from Railroad Town's interpretive staff.
Classes offered include:

Blacksmithing I
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. September 10 & 11 Cost – Members: $120 Nonmembers: $130
“Blacksmith I″ spans two days and will be held for both members and nonmembers of the museum. This class is designed for those with no metal working experience. During this class, participants will create items using a coal forge as well as become skilled at the tempering process and basic hammer techniques. This class is a unique opportunity to find out how metalworking was done over one hundred years ago and how blacksmithing is still relevant today. No experience is necessary for this class.

Blacksmithing 2
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. September 24 & 25 Cost - Members: $120 Nonmembers: $130
"Blacksmith 2" is designed for those who have completed Blacksmith 1 and want to further their metal working experience and expertise. Participants will make more advanced pieces and learn advanced techniques. The instructor is Randy Dack.

Family Tinsmithing
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. November 5 & 6 Cost – $95 for two adults (or adult/child team) and $15 per additional child. Nonmembers are $115
Learn the unique craft of Tinsmithing during this class aimed at children and adults to do together. Participants will make cookie cutters, cups, boxes or a lunch pail. Learn how to handle tools and create your own pieces. This class is specifically designed for couples or a parent/child to take together and is taught by Railroad Town tinsmith Loren Miller.

For more information, please contact Renae at (308) 385-5316 or via email at or log onto