Stuhr Museum prepares for busy Memorial Day weekend

The holiday weekend will have historic performers, a new exhibit and one of its staple events
Updated: May. 28, 2021 at 7:14 AM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The staff at Stuhr Museum is preparing, and excited, for a busy weekend both in the Stuhr building and in Railroad Town over the holiday weekend.

The weekend begins with Railroad Town’s usual daily activities on Friday before leading into a string of special events. The first is a traveling, historic performance put on by the Descendants of DeWitty at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. The performance tells the story of the longest lasting, most successful African-American settlement in the sandhills of Cherry County.

On Sunday in the Stuhr building museum visitors will be able to experience a new exhibit called “New in Town” which tells the stories of people coming to Hall County in the late 1800′s and early 1900′s.

“We are a Hall County museum, even though our reach is wider than that, but the other thing is we can tell the story with the actual stuff,” Mike Bockoven, the Marketing Director of Stuhr Museum, said. The exhibit is complete with items, artifacts and pictures from Hall County during that time period, offering visitors a sense of what they would’ve seen, experienced, or interacted with.

On Monday visitors will have a chance to enjoy one of Stuhr’s most famous events when they go out for Memorial Day. The event didn’t take place last year, leading to an increased level of excitement this year.

“This will be nice to have that parade down to the rural cemetery, it will be really nice to have the ceremonies and it will be really nice to do Memorial Day again,” Bockoven said. “We just can’t wait for people to come back out.”

Admission to the event is $10 for adults and $8 for kids. You can learn more about everything taking place on the Stuhr Museum website.

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