For 50 years Stuhr Museum has been one of the premier historical sites in the Midwest offering ever changing artistic and historic exhibits, 206 acres, more than 100 structures including the Stuhr Building (designed by Edward Durell Stone) and a chance to visit Railroad Town, a living history community staffed with costumed interpreters May 1- Labor Day each year. With special events all year and so much to see and explore, Stuhr Museum is a must-stop for those interested in history, culture and family fun.
Your visit your trip in the Stuhr Building, our “Gem of the Prairie” which recently underwent a $7 million renovation. Inside you’ll find striking architecture, historic and art exhibits and the Prairie Treasures Gift Shop. From there be sure to visit the Fonner Rotunda which houses our Cowboy and Native American artifacts. Then it’s off to Railroad Town where, May 1 – Labor Day, you can find interpreters working and living on our 1890’s community. Visit the Mercantile, Blacksmith Shop, Telephone Exchange, four historic homes and much more.
Special Events for 2017 include:
-Wings Over the Platte Art Show (Feb. 10 – April 9)
-Summer Opening of Outdoor Exhibits (May 1)
-Summer Exhibit: “Off the Shelves” (May 20 – June 11)
-1897 Memorial Day Celebration (May 29)
-“Paining the Legacy” Exhibit Featuring the work of Grant Reynard (June 17 – Aug. 20)
-1897 Independence Day Celebration (July 4)
-Cowboy Night (July 21)
-Nebraska Rod & Custom Car Show (Aug. 6)
-Prairie Sludge Trudge Adventure Run (Aug. 5)
-Solar Eclipse Event (Aug. 21)
-Harvest Fair (Sept. 16 & 17)
-All Hallows Evenings (Oct. 13 & 14)
-Christmas Past & Present (Dec. 2, 8, 9 & 10)
From May 1-Labor Day, experience Stuhr's 1890s Railroad Town, a living history community featuring costumed historical interpreters. Stuhr Building and Gus Fonner Memorial Rotunda open year-round, Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, noon-5pm. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day and Mondays Jan-Mar. Admission for May-Labor Day: $8 adults, $6 ages 6-12, $7 seniors, 5 & under free. Admission for Labor Day-Apr: $6 adults, $4 ages 6-12, $5 seniors, 5 & under free. Stuhr & Hastings museum members are free. AAA members and military personnel get a $1 discount. Special events take place all year long.