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We are 8 days away from the opening of Railroad Town and we are excited about it.

We are 8 days away from the opening of Railroad Town and we are excited about it.

Did you know Stuhr will be the site of the "Big Tent" for the 2013 Nebraska Chautauqua June 26 - 30? If you want more info, head over to http://www.facebook.com/GIChautauqua and click "like." Below is a photo of the interpreters for this year who will be portraying Mark Twain, George Washington Carver, Willa Cather, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Granville Dodge and Standing Bear.

Did you know Stuhr will be the site of the "Big Tent" for the 2013 Nebraska Chautauqua June 26 - 30? If you want more info, head over to http://www.facebook.com/GIChautauqua and click "like." Below is a photo of the interpreters for this year who will be portraying Mark Twain, George Washington Carver, Willa Cather, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Granville Dodge and Standing Bear.

HISTORIC PHOTO - Poker night with the boys was a bit different in 1910. An intimate group of friends gather in the home of Grand Island photographer Julius Leschinsky to play a friendly game of cards and share a glass of wine in a photo from Stuhr’s collection. Julius Leschinsky is the fourth man from the left and his wife Minnie is the third woman from the left. This photograph was likely taken in about 1910.

HISTORIC PHOTO - Poker night with the boys was a bit different in 1910. An intimate group of friends gather in the home of Grand Island photographer Julius Leschinsky to play a friendly game of cards and share a glass of wine in a photo from Stuhr’s collection. Julius Leschinsky is the fourth man from the left and his wife Minnie is the third woman from the left. This photograph was likely taken in about 1910.

HISTORIC PIC - Taken June 20th, 1901 this wedding party posed on the porch steps of the groom’s parents’ home at 307 East Second Street.  Mr. Hugh A. Platt was united in matrimony to Grayce Dixie Tidball at 11 o’clock in the morning with the Reverend Arthur of the Episcopal Church officiating.  Hugh’s father, William H. Platt, was a man of many distinctions including County Judge, County Clerk, member of the Board of Education, attorney, and 4 time mayor of Grand Island.

HISTORIC PIC - Taken June 20th, 1901 this wedding party posed on the porch steps of the groom’s parents’ home at 307 East Second Street. Mr. Hugh A. Platt was united in matrimony to Grayce Dixie Tidball at 11 o’clock in the morning with the Reverend Arthur of the Episcopal Church officiating. Hugh’s father, William H. Platt, was a man of many distinctions including County Judge, County Clerk, member of the Board of Education, attorney, and 4 time mayor of Grand Island.

HISTORIC PHOTO - Taken in about 1918, this photograph shows the freight depot in Grand Island used by the Union Pacific Railroad Company and St. Joseph & Grand Island Railroad Company.  On the dock, workers can be seen loading and unloading the boxcars.  A metal wheelbarrow and automobile are parked in front of the depot. Written on the poll of the railroad crossing sign is, “Look out for the cars”.  This building still stands in the Union Pacific yards.

HISTORIC PHOTO - Taken in about 1918, this photograph shows the freight depot in Grand Island used by the Union Pacific Railroad Company and St. Joseph & Grand Island Railroad Company. On the dock, workers can be seen loading and unloading the boxcars. A metal wheelbarrow and automobile are parked in front of the depot. Written on the poll of the railroad crossing sign is, “Look out for the cars”. This building still stands in the Union Pacific yards.

Are your kids acting up? Bring them out to Stuhr! Even on weekends where we don't have special events there are many, many hands on experiences to be had.

Are your kids acting up? Bring them out to Stuhr! Even on weekends where we don't have special events there are many, many hands on experiences to be had.

If you're out by 11:30 for Monday's Memorial Day event, please participate in the flag-led procession to Railroad Town. It's a tradition at the museum. More info is up at www.stuhrmuseum.org.

If you're out by 11:30 for Monday's Memorial Day event, please participate in the flag-led procession to Railroad Town. It's a tradition at the museum. More info is up at www.stuhrmuseum.org.

The Boy Scouts had a good, albeit cold night camping at Stuhr and are headed off on their hike along the Mormon Trail just a bit later this morning. Let's hear it for these hearty lads learning history!

The Boy Scouts had a good, albeit cold night camping at Stuhr and are headed off on their hike along the Mormon Trail just a bit later this morning. Let's hear it for these hearty lads learning history!

Just a quick reminder - Stuhr posts updates to our Summer School classes every day. Go to www.stuhrmuseum.org to find an adventure for the young person in your life (like chasing ducks in a fairly outfit).

Just a quick reminder - Stuhr posts updates to our Summer School classes every day. Go to www.stuhrmuseum.org to find an adventure for the young person in your life (like chasing ducks in a fairly outfit).

HISTORIC PIC - This 116 year old photograph of five children posed outside their playhouse shows that some pastimes for children remain the same.  This playhouse was on the Stolley Farm, where children today still go to play at what is now Stolley Park in Grand Island.

HISTORIC PIC - This 116 year old photograph of five children posed outside their playhouse shows that some pastimes for children remain the same. This playhouse was on the Stolley Farm, where children today still go to play at what is now Stolley Park in Grand Island.

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