This weekend as a weekend of family fun. We went back in time. And honestly that has more meaning to the Popo and I then the title holds!
We took our kids to a place I hold fond memories of. For those just joining in I do civil war reenacting. The event that started it all, was here at Stuhr Museum. But that isn’t all:
This is area of the museum I met my husband for the first time! We were at a reenactment here and one of my friends rode up to my friend and I with my husband. So Stuhr holds a special place in my heart- it is where I have met many good friends, and The Popo. But I love not only for that but for the History!
The above image is just a replica of the lay out of the museum. They have their main building which holds some art. But the real fun begins in the 1890’s railroad town! Oh it is so much fun! They have a boarding house, a blacksmith (which was fun to see since he is an old friend of ours!), an old mill, and so much more! I think my kids liked their “restuarant” the Silver Dollar! There you can get some food, old fashioned drinks (like huckleberry soda!) or some ice cream. They also have a Merchantile where you can find bonnets, hats, old fashioned toys, and old fashioned candy! You can also walk through a train depot, and some old houses (including a house that belonged to Henry Fonda).
But you don’t just walk around. Go during the summer and you will meet living historians. People who have dedicated their time into researching and creating the person they are portraying. Whether it be the town doctor, the telephone lady, the black smith, the woodworker. These people truly get into character and make learning fun by bringing history alive! Your family will get a hands on learning experience. Little Miss was able to see how her horse shoes are made, they both attempted to carry buckets of water, they were able try the switch board and so much more!
A little further down the road you will find an old school house, church, farmstead and even an Earth Lodge
They often do special things through out the summer. This past weekend they were kicking off the 150th Birthday Celebration of Nebraska with some special music and speakers. They have a mud run on another weekend, various “camps” for kids and many other activities.
If you are traveling through Nebraska I highly suggest stopping by Stuhr, it isn’t far off the interstate and well worth the stop! Check out their website to learn more! Also follow them on facebook for news on upcoming activities!
~I received passes for my family and I to tour their museum. No other form of compensation was exchanged. Regardless the above thoughts are my own and honest opinions. ~