STUHR MUSEUM OF THE PRAIRIE PIONEER3133 W. HIGHWAY 34GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA 68801PHONE (308) 385-5316

Main BuildingStatueSituated on 200 acres in Grand Island, Nebraska, the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer is a living-history museum that has been de picting late 19th-century life on the prairie since 1960. The building, which introduces visitors to the inspiring story of the men and women who settled the Great Plains, contains two art galleries, a museum shop, and an auditorium where visitors can view "Land of the Prairie Pioneer," a short film that provides an overview of the museum's attractions.


Prairie ChurchFront StreetAfter a visit to the main building, visitors can move on to the living-history museum and visit the 40-acre Railroad Town, a re-created 1880's prairie town modeled after the communities that developed along the Union Pacific Railroad's rights-of-way. Complete with 60 shops, homes, and buildings, many of which have been moved to the site, restored, and decorated with period furnishings, Railroad Town features a train depot and a bustling business district. Costumed merchants and housewives as well as a blacksmith and a marshal stroll the grounds, relating their stories and memories of life on the plains.


Milsen HomeFarm HomeVisitors can also tour the railroad and the antique farm machinery and auto exhibits and visit a complex of eight structures (circa 1857-1867) that re-create one of the rural "road ranches" that were built along the pioneer trail to service travelers heading west. An arboretum is also open, weather permitting.



Maintained and hosted by B.I.T.S. - The Complete Internet Solution Please send any comments about this page to the GI Online Comments Copyright 1997 B.I.T.S.
<== Click to go to GIOnline.