The 4th of July is the single biggest day on Stuhr Museum's calendar and this year we're pulling out all the stops to create a day packed with activity for everyone!
The day begins bright and early at 6:30 am with the second annual Firecracker Fun Run 5K and 10K. This run, sponsored by the Grand Island Sports Council, Dick's Sporting Goods and the Grand Island/Hall County CVB features a picturesque run through Railroad Town, Hall County Park and other locations.
At 10 am the Hall County Historical Society will host their German Language Church Service at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church on Stuhr's grounds. From there, Railroad Town will be open and our blacksmith, Randy Dack, will be firing an anvil at noon which involves two anvils, some gunpowder and a great big boom in the field in front of the church. Don't miss it.
After lunch there will be a parade down Front Street in Railroad Town at 2 pm followed by a patriotic historic ceremony taken from historic documents, a pie eating contest for kids and adults, games on the green and more. In the Stuhr Building our summer exhibit "Willa Cather: Voice of the Frontier" is on display.
The day's schedule of events includes:
6:30 am Gates open for the Firecracker 5K
7:30 am Firecracker 5K Begins
9:00 am Gates open to the general public/Stuhr Building and "Willa Cather: Voice of the Frontier" opens
10:00 am German Language Church Service by the Hall Co. Historical Society/Railroad Town opens (free to the public)
Noon Anvil Firing in the field north of the Church
2:00 pm Parade down Front Street in Railroad Town (the public is invited to take part)
2:30 pm Silver Cornet Band Concert/ Patriotic Program
3:00 pm Pie Eating Contest/Races and Games on the Green
Admission to this day packed with fun is $10 for adults, $8 for kids and free for Stuhr Museum members. For more information call (308) 385-5316.