With Railroad Town open for the season and a Community Appreciation Day set for Saturday, Stuhr Museum is getting summer started in a big way.
Railroad Town, which opened Wednesday, features costumed interpreters and a variety of activities. Each summer the town reflects a different year and this year it’s 1899. The residents of Railroad Town will be glad to tell you all about the politics and culture of the day as well as show off historic homes, businesses and trades.
Railroad Town remains open through Labor Day.
Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Customer Appreciation Day features free admission, music, food, special activities and more.
The schedule includes:
— Railroad Town open all day. Visit historic homes and business, enjoy $1 wagon rides and take part in hands-on activities.
— Children’s musical group the String Beans from 11 a.m. to noon on the west portico of the Stuhr Building.
— Historic firearms demonstration at 11 a.m. at the Rural Farmstead.
— Free root beer floats in the Hornady Family Arbor beginning at 12:45 p.m.. First-come, first-served until they are gone.
— The big band-inspired Lightning Bugs at 1 p.m. in the Hornady Family Arbor.
— Native American storytelling at 2 p.m.
— The Hall County Student Art Show remains on display in the the Stuhr Building, featuring hundreds of student-created pieces.
— Food trucks with food for sale and items at the Silver Dollar Cafe in Railroad Town.
After the gates close at 5, they will reopen at 7 for the “Stuhr Under the Stars” outdoor movie. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is rated PG. The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for kids.
The movie starts when the sun goes down. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs.
Stuhr is also conducting a membership drive this month. For more information on costs and benefits of being a museum members, check online at www.stuhrmuseum.org.
Summer hours (through Labor Day) are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Stuhr Building opens at 9 a.m.; Railroad Town and the Fonner Rotunda open at 10. The Farm Machinery Building is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The Pioneer Earth Lodge and Road Ranche Log Cabins are open weekends.
Summer admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for youth ages 6 to 12; children 5 and younger are admitted free. A veterans discount is available. For more information about any of the musuem’s activities, call (308) 385-5316.