Stuhr Museum gets over 2,000 pound donation

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB)- A Hastings woman made a very large donation to the Stuhr Museum on Wednesday. A 2,700 pound 1914 Hastings Tribune printing press was donated to be included in their Connecting Over the Decades collection.

A 2,700 pound Hastings Tribune printing press has joined the Stuhr Museum exhibit. (Credit: Alicia Naspretto, KSNB)

The collection shows off the different forms of communication before the 1930s. Museum staff says this piece will fit right in.

"The mission of the museum is to tell the story of the town builders and the story of the Hall County areas before the 1930s," Curator of Exhibits Robb Nelson told Local4 News. "One of the biggest forms of communication and one of the biggest ways that people interacted with each other on a daily basis was through the newspaper."

The printing press is part of their permanent collection, meaning it can stay in the museum for at least another five years.