• Preserving a Way of Life
    Preserving a Way of Life

    Stuhr Museum was founded to preserve local history, and in doing so has actually preserved the history of a large segment of prairie towns.

  • Always Somethin' Doing
    Always Somethin' Doing

    The museum has activities all year long, and it's holiday celebrations are something you'll want to add to your calendar.

  • Reliving the Past
    Reliving the Past

    Railroad Town interpreters reenact life as it was in the 1890s. The Planing Mill is a particular favorite among visitors.

  • Still Relevant
    Still Relevant

    Randy Dack is a blacksmith by trade — in daily life and when he's interpreting at Stuhr Museum's Railroad Town.

  • Native American History
    Native American History

    Stuhr Museum also offers Native American history in the Gus Fonner Rotunda and a recreated Pawnee Earth lodge.

Relive Pioneer History

Stuhr Museum is an incredible way to relive pioneer history. The Washington Post proclaimed it one of America's top 12 Living History Museums. Good Housekeeping magazine ranks Stuhr Museum as one of the top 10 places to relive America's past.

The 200 acre campus boasts spectacular architecture, gardens, and inspiring historical and artistic exhibits. This family friendly outing is sure to please!

Stuhr Museum’s distinctive main building was designed by renowned architect Edward Durell Stone. The open interior features fountains, dramatic twin staircases to the second floor and a pyramidal skylight. 

The main Stuhr Building was designed by renowned architect Edward Durell Stone. This gem of the prairie underwent a top-to-bottom restoration in 2014 and once again sparkles inside and out. Inside the building — which is worth the trip in and of itself — are permanent history displays, a rotating art gallery, a gift shop, a small meeting space, and interactive children's area.

The 1890s Railroad Town is a recreated prairie community. Costumed interpreters live out the lives of prairie pioneers, cooking on wood stoves, selling wares in the mercantile, crafting in the planing mill and hammering horseshoes in the blacksmith’s shop. Festivals and holiday celebrations are abundant all year round in Railroad Town. 

The museum also cares for collections of artifacts related to prairie life, Native Americans and early farm equipment. Other exhibits include an arboretum, Pawnee Indian earth lodge, a historic church and farmstead.